Wales manager Coleman expects to sign contract extension

The 43-year-old hopes to stay beyond his current deal which runs out next year, and is confident his future will be sorted once the current international break is over
Chris Coleman is confident of signing a new deal to stay with Wales beyond the summer of 2014, though is keen to concentrate on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia first.

Talks with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have begun to extend his current contract, which expires next year, and the former Fulham boss is hopeful of a quick solution.

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"There won't be a problem," he told reporters. "I should really be signing a new contract very, very soon."

Wales face Macedonia in Skopje on Friday, but Coleman had to travel separately from the rest of the team due to what the FAW describe as a "passport issue", with the manager having lost his passport.

The 43-year-old believes his new contract will be finalised after the international break, and says he is focussed on traversing the World Cup qualifiers before turning his attention towards his own future.

He continued: "We have had good talks with Jonathan Ford, our chief executive and the FAW. They have been very good and very positive.

"It's just that we need to get this block of games out of the way and concentrate on this. Everything is agreed.

"I don't see too many major issues with it and the FA are the same - they want it sorted out as soon as we can so we can go forward.

"I'll never do a bigger job than the one I'm doing now. It will always mean the most to me and the one I always wanted to do."