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Sam Vokes thrilled as Football Association of Wales knock back Hull's approach for boss Chris Coleman

By Staff Reporter

The Football Association of Wales have rejected an approach from Hull to speak to national team manager Chris Coleman.

Hull hope to fill their managerial vacancy in the next few days and Coleman, who guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, has been strongly linked with the position since Steve Bruce's departure last month.

"The Football Association of Wales can confirm that we received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman," said an FAW statement.

"Following discussions, the approach has been rejected."

The decision was welcomed by Wales striker Sam Vokes, who scored a brilliant header to help down Belgium in the 3-1 quarter-final win.

He said: "To see that he is staying is great news. Hopefully that can help us going into the World Cup campaign. "He's great with the lads and gets on well with everyone. We have good craic, but we know when to work hard and we do."

Former Watford and West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has also been linked with the job.

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