HULL CITY managerial target Chris Coleman should stay with Wales and lead the nation to the 2018 World Cup, according to new Huddersfield Town goalkeeper – and Welsh international – Danny Ward.
The Tigers were this week rebuffed by the Football Association of Wales when they asked permission to speak to Coleman over becoming Steve Bruce’s successor at the KCOM Stadium.
Hull still hope to land Coleman, but the governing body are standing firm and with the Premier League season just eight days away the Yorkshire club may have to look elsewhere.
Ward, who joined Huddersfield on loan from Liverpool this summer, certainly hopes Hull do just that.
“He has proven over the last two years with Wales that he is a top manager,” the Terriers goalkeeper told The Yorkshire Post.
“Chris has earned the right to manage at the top level again, whether that is in Europe or in Britain.
“We want him to stay. He has been massive for Welsh football with the belief he has given us being a massive part of our success in France.”
Ward made one appearance during Wales’ run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and he added: “Wales feels like a club team.
“All the boys enjoy playing for him and he is a motivator. That helps us when we go out on the pitch.
“He says the right things at the right times. If we were to lose our manager, it would be a big loss for the nation.
“I do understand why Premier League clubs are looking at him. His stock has risen incredibly from the Euros, and he deserves that.
“To have that sort of speculation is flattering for him. He has done a magnificent job for Wales, which he will hopefully be able to continue for the World Cup and be a big part of more success.”