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BREAKING NEWS: Sunderland target Coleman steps down as Wales manager

Sunderland look set to appoint Chris Coleman as manager following his resignation as Wales boss.

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Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman has resigned from his position as Wales manager amid speculation he is set to take over at Championship club Sunderland.

Coleman's reputation sky-rocketed after leading Wales - previously without a major tournament appearance since 1958 - to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, but he was unable to follow that up with qualification for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Wales were beaten by Republic of Ireland in their crucial final match of the qualifying campaign, and subsequent friendlies against France and Panama have proven to be Coleman's last matches in charge.

Sunderland, who are bottom of England's second tier following their relegation from the Premier League last season, have been without a manager since sacking Simon Grayson in October.

Coleman would be the Black Cats' fifth permanent manager since March 2015.

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