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Celtic legend John Hartson rules himself out for the Wales job

AC Milan's defender Alessandro Nesta (R) controls the ball over John Hartson of Celtic during their Champions League football match at Meazza stadium in Milan 29 September 2004.   AFP PHOTO

The former Arsenal and Celtic star stated that he will not be taking over from Chris Coleman following talks with the Welsh FA.

John Hartson (L) assistant coach looks on during the Wales training session at the Vale of Glamorgan complex on October 8, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.

John Hartson, 42, has revealed after holding talks with the Welsh FA that he will not be taking over from where Chris Coleman left off.

The Hoops legend, who won 51 caps for his country, currently works as a coach for Scottish Championship side Livingston FC but has no prior experience of being a senior manager.

John Hartson of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Scottish Premier division match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on April 5, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland.

Not that this is an issue, Hartson clearly has an interest in management and could well have gone down the route of fellow countryman Mark Hughes, who took up his first post in management as Wales boss leading the national side between 1999 and 2004.

Hartson revealed all with his tweet last night:

John Hartson commentates during the Barclays Premier League match between  Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2015 in London, England.

Hartson had previously been on record stating that he was interested in job and that he would love to manage his country, however, simply due to lack of experience and given the current standard of the Welsh national team, it was never likely he would have got the job at this stage of his career.

In the future you never know though, as national legends are often the perfect figurehead to lead a country forward.

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