Wales to hold talks on Rob Page’s future after fans turn on under-fire boss

ROBERT PAGE will hold crunch talks with his Wales bosses as he battles to save his job.

The Dragons boss is under increasing pressure following last week’s embarrassing goalless draw with Gibraltar and the 4-0 hammering by Slovakia on Sunday night.

ReutersPage has two more years left on his contract but match-going fans have turned on the manager[/caption]

The Wales boss now faces talks with chief executive Noel Mooney, president Steve Williams and technical director Dave AdamsGetty

Page looked a resigned figure after the Trnava thrashing.

And he apologised to angry fans before saying, “If the powers that be decide I’m not the one to lead them forward then that’s their decision.”

The 49-year-old was booed off by the travelling Red Wall after each June match.

He will now talk with Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney, president Steve Williams and technical director Dave Adams to determine the next step.

When asked if the disastrous friendly results would have a bearing on his future, Page said: “I’m the wrong person to be asking.

“Only the board, the chief executive, the president, the technical director – that’s a question for them.

“After camp, we have a conversation with Dave, Steve and Noel. Of course we’ll have those conversations.

“One way or the other, we will decide on what’s right for Wales and move forward.”

Page said he felt “low” and knows the fans want him out.

Following their Euro 2024 qualification failure, Page was backed by the FAW within 24 hours.

Three months ago FAW president Steve Williams said: “The FAW can confirm Rob Page is their manager for the forthcoming campaign in accordance with his contract.

“Rob is the manager. His contract runs to the end of the World Cup and that is how we continue to work.”

But the recent games with Gibraltar and Slovakia means Page, 49, now faces a fight to keep his job.

He tried to used the friendlies to blood youngsters such as Lewis Koumas, 18, Charlie Crew 17 and Fin Stevens, 21.

Page was without several senior players including captain Aaron Ramsey, vice-captain Ben Davies and Harry Wilson with the bulk unavailable through injury.

He will use the talks to press his case for the future with his intention to stay on, starting with Wales’ Nations League home clash with Turkey on September 6.

Page has two years left on his deal as the FAW review the camp – as they do with every international break.

Page is the only manager to have led Wales at two major tournaments.

He added: “The form coming into it has been all right but when you draw against Gibraltar and you get beaten with the goals we have tonight, questions are going to be asked.

“I completely understand that.

“I’m just focused on what I need to do. This camp served its purpose – to play a different formation – and we plan now for September.”

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