Raymond Verheijen Tactlessly Uses Twitter to Put Himself Up as Gary Speed Successor as Wales Manager

Whichever way you look at this, it’s not good. Raymond Verheijen was Gary Speed’s assistant with the Welsh national team and may well be the ideal man to take over as manager but there is a time and place to make that claim. That time is not now and is certainly not via twitter. Also references to respecting Gary’s “wish” are bizarre to say the least and at best this is a tactless move by the Dutchman and at worst it’s opportunistic in the extreme. Note that the twitter account is the one listed and linked to from the BBC (so is perceived as genuine.

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