WALES are weighing up a return for psychologist Ian Mitchell.
SunSport revealed on Wednesday that Mitchell has left his post as the Football Association’s head of performance and psychology.
Dragons boss Robert Page stated earlier this year that he was keen to bring a psychologist on board to provide an extra edge in the post-Gareth Bale era.
Wales have not had one since Mitchell left for the FA in February 2018 after becoming a key figure in Chris Coleman’s set-up which included the memorable run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
Highly-rated Mitchell was popular among Football Association of Wales staff and he will not be short of offers following his departure from Gareth Southgate’s backroom staff.
Wales are now on red alert after the development that his services have become available.
Page said in January: “I want to bring in a full-time psychologist. Every other association has got one. We haven’t.
“We need to keep evolving, progressing and improving. That’s certainly an area we need.
“The players will thrive on that. The psychologist will come in and be a part of the culture and make sure the new players buy into that.”
Wales kick-off their Euro 2024 qualifiers against World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in Split on March 25 followed by a home match with Latvia in Cardiff three days later.
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The Dragons, now captained by Aaron Ramsey, have reached three of the last four major tournaments.
But they must overcome the obstacles of retirements from talisman Bale, Joe Allen, Chris Gunter and Jonny Williams.