Stars snubbed over Wales job

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WALES captain Aaron Ramsey has not been consulted by the Football Association of Wales over their search for a new manager.

The death of Gary Speed, the former Sheffield United manager, in November left Wales without a boss, and the process of identifying a successor is under way. Ramsey, 21, is keen for Speed’s former assistants Raymond Verheijen and Osian Roberts to remain coaching, with Verheijen having indicated he would like the chance to take over as manager.

Ramsey would also welcome the appointment of a senior figurehead, providing the current coaching staff are kept on, as Wales look to maintain the improvement they showed under Speed. But the Arsenal midfielder feels that the FAW should have sought his views. Asked if they have been in contact, Ramsey said: “Disappointingly, no they haven’t. I’ve spoken to some of the other players as well and they haven’t been told anything.”