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Pritchard role in new Wales boss

Created on 17/09/2010 @ 09:38
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A Welshpool man will have a major say in the appointment of John Toshack's successor as manager of Wales.

Phil Pritchard, President of the FA of Wales, is on a six man panel set up to seek the new boss. He recently exclusively revealed to that Toshack's job was under threat.

The group is expected to meet for the first time soon to thrash out  who to put on the Wales short-list.

Among the names who will be  discussed are current caretaker  boss Brian Flynn, Ryan Giggs,  Chris Coleman, Martin O’Neill and Ian Rush.

The six-man panel is comprised of the FAW’s officers  –  president,  Phil Pritchard,  vice-presidents Trefor Lloyd  Hughes and Ken Tucker and  treasurer David Griffiths and schools representative Chris Whitley – who  are the four most influential  men in Welsh football.

Pritchard has been the power behind the throne on the FAW for some time, but as president he is officially the No1 kingpin these days.
He wields enormous influence in the Welsh game – what he says often goes and also sits on Uefa as delegate at Champions League and Europa League matches.

A  key figure behind the appointments of Mark Hughes and John Toshack, his persuasive nature means that he tends to get his way on major issues as president gets the casting vote if there is stalemate between two candidates.

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