Craig Bellamy Named New Wales Manager

Craig Bellamy

Former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has been appointed as the head coach of the Wales men’s national team until 2028, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) announced on Tuesday. After spending the last two seasons as an assistant to Vincent Kompany at Burnley, Bellamy has taken on this new role following Kompany’s surprising move to Bayern Munich in May.

Expressing his excitement, Craig Bellamy stated, “It’s an incredible honour for me to be given the opportunity to lead my country, and it’s the proudest moment of my career. It was always my ultimate dream to become the Cymru head coach, and I am ready for the challenge.”

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Bellamy, who earned 78 caps and scored 19 goals for Wales between 1998 and 2014, brings a wealth of experience to the position. Dr. David Adams, FAW’s chief football officer, remarked,

“I am absolutely delighted to announce Craig as our new head coach. We undertook a thorough recruitment process for the new men’s national team head coach, and Craig was identified as the standout candidate. We are all looking forward to the Nations League games and working with Craig to deliver success for Welsh football.”

Bellamy’s first official match at the helm will be against Turkey in the UEFA Nations League in Cardiff on September 6.

Source: ESPN

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