Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett is one of the front-runners to become the new manager of Wales should current boss Chris Coleman make the decision to resign according to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet.

Coleman’s contract with The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is set to expire next month and the 47-year-old is thought to be considering his future following his nation’s failed bid to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Wales suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on Monday evening which saw the 2016 UEFA European Championship semi-finalists miss out on a Play-Off spot.

Should Coleman opt to resign from his position or snub the offer of a new contract, it has been reported by English Football League Sponsors Sky Bet that Pompey boss Jackett could be considered for the role. The former Swansea City, Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager is the current second favourite for the job behind Welsh legend Ryan Giggs.

Despite being born in Watford, Jackett qualified to play for Wales through his father and made 31 appearances for The Dragons.

Jackett was appointed manager of Sky Bet League One club Portsmouth in the summer and has won 40.00% of his matches in charge at Fratton Park to date. Pompey are currently in mid-table but are within touching distance of the Play-Off places after 12 matches.

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