Wales rebuff Hull’s Coleman advances

The Football Association of Wales have confirmed Hull City have made an approach to sign head coach Chris Coleman, which they have rejected.

Hull have been looking for a new manager since Steve Bruce's shock resignation last month after he earned the club promotion back into the Premier League, citing a lack of investment into the playing squad ahead of the new season.

Coleman's stock rose significantly during the recently concluded European Championship in France, in which he led Wales to an unexpected semi-final berth where they were knocked out by eventual champions Portugal.

Rumours began to surface that the Tigers were keen on luring the 46-year-old back into club management, which have been confirmed by the Welsh FA, along with a statement indicating they had rejected the approach.

"The Football Association of Wales can confirm that it has received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman," read the statement on the Wales FA's website.

"Following discussions amongst leading figures within the association the approach has been rejected.

"Chris Coleman signed a new two year contract in May 2016 ahead of the UEFA European Championships in France and the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

"Everybody at the FAW are fully focused on the forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign."