Swansea City's Ben Davies wants Wales manager Chris Coleman to stay in job for a long time

Ben Davies: Wales defender hopes for patience in manager Chris Coleman

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Wales defender Ben Davies has spoken of his hopes that manager Chris Coleman will stay in his role for the foreseeable future.

The Welsh have lost their opening two World Cup qualifiers, conceding eight goals in games against Belgium and Serbia, and the defeats have increased the pressure on Coleman.

The former Blackburn and Fulham manager has lost all of his games in charge of his country after taking over from the late Gary Speed, and the 6-1 defeat in Serbia led to calls for him to be sacked.

But 19-year-old Davies, who has made three Premier League appearances for Swansea this season, believes Coleman must be given the time to turn things around.

"He is a great manager and we can only learn from him with the experience he has got," said Davies.

"Hopefully he will be around for a long time as the squad looks to improve."

"Hopefully he will be around for a long time as the squad looks to improve"

Ben Davies on Chris Coleman

"We know we haven't had the best of starts, but we have every opportunity to show what we can do now.

"There are plenty more games and hopefully if we can get a good result on Friday we can push on in this group."

Davies hopes to make his international debut against Scotland on Friday, after being called up to the Wales squad for the first time last month.

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