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Chris Coleman

Christopher Patrick Coleman is a Welsh professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Super League Greece club Atromitos.

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I've known John Toshack a long, long time because I grew up with his son Cameron. If he was English, there is no doubt that he would be mentioned in the same breath as someone like Terry Venables.
To manage another country? No, I wouldn't. That's not something I would consider.
Don't be afraid to have dreams. — © Chris Coleman
Don't be afraid to have dreams.
It's not so nice when you don't feel wanted.
I'm a Welshman through and through.
People talk about great motivators, but I think motivation has to come from within the individual first, because if you haven't got that inner strength yourself, and belief and you want to do well, it doesn't matter what anybody else says. You have to have that; it has to be inbuilt.
I've watched parents sometimes on the touchlines at youth games, and they are screaming and shouting, which is not the way to go.
It's difficult when you're young and you're not playing for your club.
Robbie James, who was a real good friend of mine, died on the pitch at 40.
When I was at Swansea, I lost Alan Davies, who was only 30.
Being a manager is the closest buzz I'll ever get to playing. For every low, you get a high, and that becomes an addiction and a feeling you are always chasing.
Where do you go from Real Madrid that's better? There's one or two clubs up there but none better.
When you are being bullied a long way from home, when you face that challenge, that is where you find out a lot about yourself. — © Chris Coleman
When you are being bullied a long way from home, when you face that challenge, that is where you find out a lot about yourself.
That's not always a nice feeling when you've given everything, and it's not enough - it's an empty feeling.
I thought the first Welsh team I played in was the golden generation, with Neville Southall, Mark Hughes, Ian Rush, Dean Saunders, Gary Speed, and Ryan Giggs.
It doesn't help me to burn bridges, but I'm not going to sit back and be given blame when I don't deserve it.
I know Roy Hodgson very well; he rarely changes tactically.
I've got a strong relationship with Kit Symons.
Working abroad made me better.
Getting the best out of your best players gets the best out of the team.
Wales was a great pleasure. It's the biggest honor I've ever had, to lead my country.
If you are a club manager and things are going well, it's a great feeling because you've got the whole city behind you. If you're manager of your country and it's going well - and you've got a whole nation proud of you - I can't describe how that feels.
You work all your life to get the top; you don't want to give that up.
Players hold a lot of their emotions in.
I think, from our point of view, my opinion is that La Liga, the tempo and physicality is completely different to the Premier League. Technically, some of the teams there are absolutely tip top.
Because football is an emotional game, it's full of feeling, and that's why we try to train with a smile on our face. At the same time, we work very hard, but it's a fine line, and you've got to try and get that balance right if you can.
Football can change really quickly; you really are king for a day. Once you get caught up with things and think you've arrived... you've never arrived in football.
I'm a believer that you're as good as your best game because that's the level that you can get to.
Ability-wise, when you see the best of Aaron Ramsey... at his best, is he good enough for Barcelona? Yes he is, at his best.
It's not just about talent. It's about having players with good mentality.
You take someone like Gareth Bale out of your team, and you are going to miss that.
My next job after Wales, whenever that is, will be somewhere abroad.
Northern Ireland, England, Scotland - when we play each other, you don't want to lose to a neighbouring country.
When you have players like Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, and Joe Allen, you've got to play football.
For Ashley Williams, he doesn't score many, but what a leader.
There are a lot of good managers out of work because there are only so many jobs out there, and if you get it wrong two jobs running, it's hard to get a third one. That's generally the rule.
I don't spend enough time with my children, but when I am with them, I like to help them with their homework - even though they know more than me!
I can remember when I was a 17-year-old at Swansea and Terry Yorath and Tommy Hutchison were in charge. — © Chris Coleman
I can remember when I was a 17-year-old at Swansea and Terry Yorath and Tommy Hutchison were in charge.
I never played in a European Championship. I wasn't good enough.
My best mates are my mates from school, and we have always stayed close.
I have a lot of time and respect for Roy Hodgson; he's a very good manager.
You can only ask someone of their best. That's it. If you lose, and you've given your best, that's how it goes.
At international level, I've only ever wanted Wales.
Of course training is very important, but resting is just as important. You have to get your recuperation, and I think all players make that mistake where they train hard but they don't rest enough, and even our school boy players, we tell them to get a lot of rest.
I have been relegated as a player, and I have suffered the feeling of failure. It is awful, and when you are part of an international outfit that gets so close, and you don't do it, it is not a good feeling. I don't want that again. I want to be part of a team that does something no one else has done.
The dressing room is not the place where you show emotion.
It's nice to be in an environment where you feel wanted.
Every job I've taken, I like to bring in some new faces. — © Chris Coleman
Every job I've taken, I like to bring in some new faces.
I never played in a World Cup. I wasn't good enough.
Everybody fails.
I get the Swansea-Cardiff thing: I was a Swansea player; I loved playing against Cardiff. But when I played for Wales and played with Jason Perry or Nathan Blake, I never saw them as blue and white and me as black and white.
I surround myself, not with yes men, but people who have their own ideas and are on board with with I want to do.
Football is whatever you want to play.
I'm really happy for Sam Vokes. He doesn't always start, but he always turns up and works so hard.
I'm never content, and I don't know if that's a curse or a good thing.
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
I've had more failures than I've had success, but I'm not afraid to fail.
When a special moment happens, I really enjoy it, but I'm over it quite quickly. I remember it, yes, but I want to chase the next one.
Champions League football in the Premier League - you're talking about the top, big, massive clubs, and it's not something I think I'd get linked with.
I don't actually think about going down in history.
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