Gary Speed has only been the Wales manager for about a day but he’s already making the right sounds as far as most of the country’s supporters believe. Robby Savage has said that he is willing to come out of international retirement for the 41 year old while Speed is also believed to be interested in bringing Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs back from a similar position of international retirement.
Former manager Toshack seemed to do a good job of ridding himself of any experience from his squad of players and while Wales do have a stable of promising youngsters, the stars of the future need some experience to help guide them through. Speed has said that he intends to spend the next few weeks ringing around the current and former Wales players to try and determine exactly who will be available for action.
A call to Savage isn’t necessary as the Derby player has already publicly said that he is definitely available for selection should Speed deem him worthy. He also added that he didn’t expect to be chosen just because he’s friends with the new manager but does believe that his experience along with the experience of players like Giggs would help the younger generation of players to develop into better and more accomplished players.
Whoever comes back out of international retirement and is picked to play could face England in two qualifiers next season and this may be extra incentive for some of them to don their international boots once more.