FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford to face disciplinary commission over anti-England comments

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his remark that the following Wales supervisor will “definitely” not be English.

The FAW’s investigation might delay the appointment of the following Wales supervisor as Ford is due to head up the method of discovering Chris Coleman’s successor.

Ford stated final week that the FAW most well-liked the following Wales supervisor to be Welsh and “definitely not English”.

“We have always favoured Welsh people because arguably the passion is there,” Ford instructed BBC Wales. “Somebody said this earlier, Welsh most definitely, foreign possibly, but definitely not English.”

But the ruling FAW council met in Cardiff on Tuesday and voted for Ford’s remark to be explored additional, with a three-man disciplinary commission arrange.

The FAW are sturdy supporters of the Kick Racism Out Of Football marketing campaign and a few members of the 34-strong council really feel Ford’s comment could possibly be seen as potential racism by outsiders.

Ford is due to head up a seven-man panel to discover the following Wales supervisor and had stated he hoped the appointment could be made earlier than the draw for the brand new Uefa Nations League takes place in Switzerland on January 24.

A brief-list is known to have been drawn up with the hope of conducting interviews within the first two weeks of January.

But with no date over Ford’s disciplinary commission but scheduled by the FAW, these hopes might now be derailed.

Former Wales gamers Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and John Hartson and Coleman’s former assistant Osian Roberts have all expressed curiosity within the job. Tony Pulis, the previous West Brom boss who was born in Newport, has additionally been linked with the put up.

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