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Verheijen eager for swift Wales decision

ESPNsoccernet staff
December 11, 2011
Raymond Verheijen wants to continue Gary Speed's work © PA Photos

Wales assistant manager Raymond Verheijen hopes the leadership of the national side will be decided on Monday by the Football Association of Wales.

Wales were left without a manager following the death of Gary Speed last month, and Verheijen said a decision could be made on Monday.

''Tomorrow FAW meet about future of Wales,'' the Dutchman said on social networking site Twitter. ''Hopefully the board will respect Gary's wish so Osian Roberts and myself can lead the team to Brazil.

''[There is] no need for new manager with new ideas. Our success was based on Gary's clear structure. Everybody knows what to do for mission Brazil 2014.''

Verheijen, who has helped coach Holland, Russia and South Korea's national sides, was brought into the Wales set-up when Speed was appointed in 2010.

The 40-year-old helped Speed to organise and inspire Wales to win four of their last five internationals.

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