Craig Bellamy Named Wales Manager Following Rob Page’s Dismissal

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Craig Bellamy has been named coach of the Wales men’s national team until 2028, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) said on Tuesday.

After serving as Vincent Kompany’s assistant at Burnley for the previous two seasons, Bellamy has now joined Wales following Kompany’s shocking transfer to Bayern Munich, which was completed in May.

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Bellamy said of his appointment: “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.

“I will give my full commitment to develop this team and I am passionate to bring continued success into Welsh football. I can’t wait to get started with our Nations League games in September.”

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Bellamy’s first official game in charge comes against Turkey in the UEFA Nations League in Cardiff on Sept. 6.

Dr. David Adams, FAW’s chief football officer, said: “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.

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“We are all looking forward to the Nations League games and working with Craig to deliver success for Welsh Football.”

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