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Warnock believes former Wales boss Chris Coleman deserves ‘a great reception’ from Cardiff City fans

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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock believes Chris Coleman deserves a warm welcome on his return to South Wales tomorrow afternoon.

The former Wales boss takes his struggling Sunderland team to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday in his first visit back to South Wales.

Being a former Swansea City player, there’s some uncertainty over the reception Coleman will receive at the Cardiff City Stadium, but having made history as Wales manager, he should have done enough to win over tomorrow’s home fans.

For Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, there’s no doubt that Coleman should receive a very warm welcome from the Bluebirds’ faithful, regardless of his history down on the other side of South Wales.

“I think he deserves a great reception. He’s done a fantastic job and it wasn’t always rosy, there was a difficult period he had to come through and that’s what good managers do. He deserves a very good response and I’m sure he will.

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“They have some good players, some from the Premiership and they’re all difficult, we haven’t had an easy game this year. At the moment we’re thin in midfield, can’t score and keep conceding goals so we’re in disarray, but we’ve done well in training this week.”

The Wales manager vacancy is still yet to be filled and it’s understood former international and current Cardiff City academy coach Craig Bellamy is in the running alongside Ryan Giggs and Osian Roberts.

Bellamy has been given a big role with the Bluebirds’ academy under Neil Warnock, but the veteran boss won’t be standing in his way if he is offered the job, in fact, it’s quite the opposite.

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“I hope so, it will be great for him to have a go,” added Warnock.

“He’s very passionate about the country. The whole setup doesn’t really need changing and I don’t see how they could lose giving someone like Craig an opportunity.”

The decision on the next Wales boss will reportedly be made next week, but there has been no confirmation of the FAW making their decision just yet.

(Featured image: Jon Candy)