Hull City wanted Chris Coleman, but Wales said no

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Hull City is looking to replace Steve Bruce, who resigned from his position a week ago, and their frontrunner is clear.

They’ll have to keep moving down the list.

After the Tigers approached the Welsh FA (FAW) about the availability of manager Chris Coleman, the committee decided to reject their approach and bar Coleman from holding talks with the Premier League club.

“The Football Association of Wales can confirm that it has received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman,” the FAW said in a statement. “Following discussions amongst leading figures within the association the approach has been rejected.”

Following Wales’ run to the semifinals of Euro 2016, it’s no surprise that Coleman’s name is hot on the market at the present time. However, Coleman recently signed a two-year contract extension just a few months ago, and therefore is under firm FAW control.

Coleman has prior Premier League managerial experience. Following his retirement from playing, he stayed on with his final club Fulham, joining the coaching staff and eventually being named manager less than a year later. He has since managed Real Sociedad, Coventry City, and Greek club AEL before joining the Welsh national team.