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Chris Coleman (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameChristopher Nathen Coleman
Height1.88 m
Playing positionDefender

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Christopher "Chris" Coleman (born 10 June 1970 in Swansea, Glamorgan) is a Welsh football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Greek Side Larissa.

As a child he grew up a keen supporter of Liverpool FC - his favourite player being Emlyn Hughes.

As a player, he usually played in defence, while also occasionally appearing as a forward. He won 32 caps playing for Wales. As a manager, Coleman attained a respectable ninth place finish in the Premier League in 2004 as the manager of Fulham, who had been tipped for relegation. After leaving Fulham, Coleman was appointed manager of Real Sociedad, but resigned in January 2008, citing differences with the incoming president, even though in his last twelve games he recorded only one defeat. In February 2008, he returned to England to manage Coventry City, but he was sacked in May 2010 following a disastrous run of results.

In June 2010 he worked as a commentator for ITV at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He has also commentated for Sky Sports.


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