Wales set to announce new deal for coach Chris Coleman on Friday
Chris Coleman is set to commit his future to Wales by signing a new contract to the end of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Last Updated: 15/11/13 11:55am
Coleman has been in charge of Wales since succeeding the late Gary Speed in January 2012, but much had been written about his future in recent weeks after he was linked with the vacancy at Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Since taking the role, Coleman has won only four of his 15 games and they failed to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Sky Sports News reporter Bryn Law, speaking from the team's hotel in Cardiff where they are preparing for Saturday's friendly with Finland, confirmed more news about Coleman's extension is expected on Friday.
The regular manager's press conference, which had been due to take place on Friday afternoon, has been brought forward to lunchtime when an announcement on his future is anticipated.
Coleman is expected to be joined at the press conference by FAW president Trefor Lloyd-Hughes and FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford.
Terms on a contract were reported to have been accepted before back-to-back defeats by Macedonia and Serbia, but an announcement was delayed until the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
Coleman's aim will be to get Wales to a first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup and they will learn their qualifying fate in February 2014 when the draw is held in Nice.
Watch Wales take on Finland at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, with the programme starting at 17:45 on Sky Sports 2