Craig Bellamy appointed new Wales head coach

Craig Bellamy

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Craig Bellamy is now the new head coach of Wales, as the Football Association of Wales (FAW) decided to part ways with former boss Rob Page last month.

The 44-year-old is stepping down from his job at Burnley, where he was filling in as head coach until Scott Parker was hired last week. He will now join the national team before the Nations League starts up again in September.

Bellamy played for Wales 78 times and scored 19 goals for his country. He also played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

Sharing the news on their site, the FAW expressed their joy in welcoming Craig Bellamy as the Head Coach for the Cymru Men's National Team until 2028.

Bellamy is a certified Uefa Pro Licence holder from the FAW Coach Education program. He has been coaching since he stopped playing professionally in 2014. Bellamy's most recent coaching roles include acting as the Head Coach and Assistant Coach at Burnley in the English Premier League.

"As a professional athlete, Bellamy participated in over 400 high-level games and played for Wales in 78 matches, leading the team as captain from 2007 to 2010."

Bellamy expressed his gratitude for the chance to lead his country, calling it a proud moment in his career. Becoming the Cymru Head Coach has always been his ultimate goal, and he is prepared to take on the challenge.

"I am dedicated to helping this team grow and excited to contribute to the ongoing success of Welsh football. I am eager to begin our Nations League matches in September."

He will lead his first game on Friday, September 6th against Turkiye at the Cardiff City Stadium as Wales kick off their Nations League journey.

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