Ribeiro tips Flynn for Wales

Wales defender puts his support behind caretaker coach

Ribeiro: Backing for Flynn

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Bristol City's Christian Ribeiro is hoping to see caretaker manager Brian Flynn installed as Wales coach on a full-time basis.

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Former Swansea boss Flynn took charge of Wales' defeats to Bulgaria and Switzerland in October following John Toshack's departure.

However, recent reports have suggested that the Wales Football Association is looking further afield for its long-term successor to Toshack.

Wales international Ribeiro, though, is confident that Flynn is the right man for the job.

Respect

"I've known Brian for a number of years now having progressed through the youth team with him and I have a lot of respect for him," Ribeiro told skysports.com.

"I've learned a lot from him and he has always treated me well, so I think he will do a fantastic job if appointed manager on a permanent basis.

"It has gone rather quiet on that front, but he definitely gets my vote.

"He was unlucky to get two defeats next to his name because the Bulgaria game should have been a goalless draw really and the 4-1 scoreline in Switzerland flattered them because we played really well.

"Hopefully, they will take the performances on board as well as the results and I am sure that he gets all of the players' votes to take charge."