Gary Speed has appointed Raymond Verheijen as his assistant manager.

Verheijen, 39, has been quoted many times on this website and via Twitter because he is Craig Bellamy's fitness coach and via Twitter has kept us upto date with Bellamy's progress.

The Wales manager said "I am delighted to have Raymond on board as part of my team. His experience will prove invaluable and his credentials are first class. I look forward to working closely with him over the next few years starting of course with my first game in charge in Dublin on Tuesday"

You can follow Raymond Verheijen at http://twitter.com/#!/raymondverheije