Rob Page Expects To Stay As Wales Boss As Steve Cooper And Osian Roberts Wait In The Wings

Wales manager Rob Page says he "absolutely" wants to stay on as national team manager despite missing out on Euro 2024 qualification in agonising fashion.

Wales took major tournament regulars Poland all the way to penalties, with Robert Lewandowski's side failing to get a shot on target in normal and extra-time, before Daniel James missed the crucial penalty in sudden death to consign Page's side to defeat. 

After missing out on a third consecutive European Championships campaign, Page has said he wants to continue taking charge of the team through this "transition" period.

Asked if he wants to remain as Wales manager until the World Cup, Page replied: "Absolutely. With a team in transition and while we're in a transition, we're one kick away from qualifying.

"We've got games in June, Nations League in autumn and then a World Cup qualifying campaign. That's my full focus: building what we've already started and the transition which we're in at this moment in time.

"I just know I've got a great group of players, a great staff. We're going on the right staff. And there are younger players to introduce into this group as well. So that's my next aim.

"We haven't got there this time. We have games in June so we can use it to bring in some of the younger players and build on what we've got here.

"Because they've said it in the changing room and they said it on the pitch: we've got a good group and we're going places. And it's nice to be around."