The Football Association of Wales is expected to name John Toshack as the new national coach later today.

Former Real Madrid coach Toshack has the support of most of the FAW’s management committee – despite the fact that he walked out on his country after just one game in charge 10 years ago.

A shortlist of six was originally drawn up for the job, but Gerard Houllier along with Ian Rush and Dick Advocaat declined to be interviewed.

Toshack, former Welsh international Dean Saunders and Frenchman Phillipe Troussier were interviewed on Thursday.

According to the BBC, a secret ballot was held by councillors with Toshack winnning the vote to succeed Mark Hughes, who quit to become manager of Blackburn Rovers.

Wales’ form has dipped in the last 12 months and they are second bottom of their World Cup qualifying group with only two points from four games.