Welsh FA find short term replacement for outgoing John Toshack.
The Football Association of Wales has confirmed that Brian Flynn has been named as Wales’ caretaker manager following John Toshack’s resignation.
Toshack resigned with immediate effect after six years in charge last week in the wake of Wales’ Euro 2012 Championship qualifying defeat to Montenegro.
Flynn will now take charge of their upcoming qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland and he has the chance to win the job permanently if he impresses.
The 54-year-old knows the Welsh set-up well having managed their intermediate teams, a job which entails looking after the nation’s Under 17, 19 and 21 sides.
Flynn will be assisted by ex-internationals David Williams, Alan Curtis and Paul Jones.Williams and Curtis worked with him at Under-21 level while Jones was the goalkeeping coach.
A naturally delighted Flynn commented: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with John Toshack in the Wales set-up and feel that we have made great strides to establishing a side for the future.
“I would like to pay tribute to the work that John has done and the faith that he has shown in me and my judgement.
“Naturally, as a very proud Welshman, this is a job that I have always wanted to do. I realise that initially it is only for two games, but I shall give it my all to try and achieve results and stake a claim for the job on a permanent basis.” (Sky Sports)
Brian Flynn is clearly a very experienced manager to take the helm and he may well impress during this caretaker stint although the games against Bulgaria and Switzerland will be challenging for his off form Wales side.
The former Wrexham and Swansea City boss will need his experienced campaigners to be at their best and will then hope that the younger members of his squad step up their game as they attempt to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals in Ukraine and Poland.