Sunderland head coach Chris Coleman has told BBC Sport that he does not regret leaving Wales despite his current predicament on Wearside.

Coleman was previously the head coach of Wales and became a national hero when he led them to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. However despite many players calling for him to stay, he would leave his post following their failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup and would become the new manager of Sunderland.

But things have not got better for Coleman since heading to the North East. He has been unable to push the Black Cats up the Sky Bet Championship and things reached their nadir today when they lost 4-0 to Cardiff City. This left them at the bottom of the table. But despite the dire situation at the Stadium of Light, Coleman doesn’t regret leaving Wales where he was hailed as a hero to the tough job he has now at Sunderland.

He said: “No regrets. I’m at an absolutely fabulous football club,”

“Yes it’s hard now, tough and sometimes it feels like no matter what direction we walk in we’re going to come up against a brick wall.”

“But I’ve been there before and you’ve just got to find answers and solutions.”

“It was a bitter experience and you feel a little bit helpless, a bit soul-destroying.”

“Forty-five seconds after we kick off for the second half we’re one-nil down… you can never accept that, and quickly after that we had a man sent off and the game was done.”


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