Wales manager Chris Coleman has agreed to leave his position to take charge of championship side Sunderland.
Coleman failed to guide Wales to next year’s World Cup, despite their impressive Euro 2016 campaign, which culminated in them reaching the semi-finals.
His current deal expired last month and he is set to walk from the job now in order to return to club football.
The Welsh FA have been unable to reach an agreement with Coleman over signing a new deal.
They held extensive talks with the 47-year-old last Friday but talks were unsuccessful.
The Welsh FA, fans and players had all been hoping the former Fulham manager would remain.
The Wales support chanted his name during their recent 1-1 draw with Panama in Cardiff.
The Welshman has agreed become the new manager of Sunderland, according to multiple sources.
He is set to be named as the successor for Simon Grayson over the weekend.
The Black Cats currently find themselves at the bottom of the second tier of English football facing back-to-back relegations.
This is, therefore, a huge gamble on the part of Coleman, given Sunderland’s recent troubles.
Has Chris Coleman dropped a huge hint about leaving Wales? pic.twitter.com/OYexNEvVFq
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) November 10, 2017
The man who took the job back in 2012 dropped this major hint that he is set to leave the job.
Wales’ sensational European campaign
Chris Coleman arrives at the Stadium of Light having hugely impressed as a manager during the summer of 2016.
He, first of all, guided Wales to their first major tournament finals in 57 years.
The Welsh then defied odds, having topped Group B, went on to reach the semi-finals.
In the process, they defeated one of the pre-tournament favourites Belgium.
Eventually, their incredible journey was ended at the hands of eventual winners Portugal.
Two quick successive goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani broke Welsh hearts.