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Wales reward Robert Page with a new four-year contract after leading them to their first World Cup in 64 years, with a deal that sees Ryan Giggs’ replacement reach the end of qualifying for the 2026 tournament
- Rob Page has done an outstanding job for Wales since replacing Ryan Giggs
- They will play their first World Cup final since 1958 in Qatar this winter
- Page started with Wales as Giggs’ assistant but quickly adapted to the manager role
- Wales beat Austria and Ukraine in the play-offs to secure their place in Qatar
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Rob Page has signed a new four-year contract with Wales after leading his country to their first World Cup since 1958.
Page has done an outstanding job since replacing Ryan Giggs and has been awarded a contract that will see him through the end of 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
“There is no greater honor than coaching your national team and I can’t wait for the challenge the next four years will bring, starting with our first World Cup in 64 years,” said Page, who will lead his side against England. during November. group stage in Qatar.
Rob Page signed a new four-year contract with Wales after leading his country to the World Cup
Page has been rewarded for doing an outstanding job since replacing Ryan Giggs (center)
“This is an exciting time for Welsh football and I hope we can make the country proud in November and continue our success by qualifying for more major tournaments in the future.”
Wales also qualified for Euro 2020 under Giggs, although Page was in charge of the tournament last summer as they made the last 16 before losing to Denmark.
Page started out with Wales as Giggs’ assistant but quickly adapted to the managerial role, earning the respect of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey and mentoring youngsters such as Neco Williams and Brennan Johnson into the seniors.
Wales earned a play-off spot before beating Austria and Ukraine to secure their spot in Qatar
Wales earned a spot in the play-offs by finishing second to Belgium in their qualifying group, before beating Austria and Ukraine to secure their spot in Qatar.
Welsh FA chief executive Noel Mooney said: “I am convinced that Rob is the best person to bring us more success over the next four years.
“By laying the right foundations, I am sure we will see the team qualify for more tournaments in the near future and continue to increase the positivity around Welsh football.”