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Fulham Academy Manager Kit Symons to help Wales

last updated Thursday 26th January 2012, 7:28 PM

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Kit Symons
Kit Symons
Academy Manager Kit Symons appears set to become part of Wales' manager Chris Coleman's backroom staff, although a deal has yet to be agreed with the Fulham academy coach.

Coleman, 41, was named as Gary Speed's successor last week and hinted that he would look to bring in his former Fulham and Wales team-mate, but added that he needed to speak to Speed's assistants Osian Roberts and Raymond Verheijen before making a decision over the composition of his coaching team.

Press Association Sport understands that Symons is likely to join up with Coleman, and that the 40-year-old will combine his current club duties with his role in the national set-up.

Coleman had said at his unveiling: "I have a very close friendship with Kit.

"He's doing a great job at Fulham with their under-18s. He's very highly thought of there.

"Like any manager, every job I've taken I've not gone in with a big axe, sacking people, but at the same time I like to bring in faces I know."

Roberts could be set to retain his role within the Wales set-up after revealing earlier this week that he had held "positive talks" with Coleman.

But Coleman has yet to hold talks with Dutchman Verheijen, who had been outspoken in his belief that he and Roberts should remain with Wales.

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