Wales assistant manager Raymond Verheijen, says Gary Speed was "adored" by his players during his tenure as boss of the national team.
Verheijen, who previously worked with the Netherlands, South Korea and Russia, said he had been left shocked by the death of his friend Speed.
He told Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty that Speed had a vision of leading his team to the World Cup in Brazil.
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