Brian Flynn has been hired as Wales caretaker coach for the team’s two Euro 2012 qualifiers next month following last week’s resignation of John Toshack.
Flynn, who is currently Wales youth-team coach, will take charge of the senior side’s matches against Bulgaria in Cardiff on October 8 and Switzerland in Basel four days later.
Toshack, in charge since 2004, resigned last Thursday, less than a week after Wales 1-0 loss to Montenegro.
Flynn, who is reported to be one of the favorites to replace Toshack on a permanent basis, said: He said: ‘Naturally, as a very proud Welshman, this is a job that I have always wanted to do.I shall give it my all to try and achieve results and stake a claim for the job.”
“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.”