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EX-NEWCASTLE star Jean-Alain Boumsong has stepped up his coaching studies in Wales.

The former France, Juventus and Rangers defender worked with the Dragons’ Under-15s who secured a 1-1 draw with Slovakia on Tuesday.

Boumsong has signed up for the Uefa Pro licence course with the Welsh FA as he continues his coaching journey.

Boumsong, who cost Newcastle £8million in 2005, tweeted: “I’m having a great time with U15 Wales. Thank you @FAWCoachEd, thank you @AdamsDavidFooty, @knight_craig5 and his staff.”

The 41-year-old offered tips of advice to Wales’ next generation and also revealed five ex-Premier League stars in his all-time team-mates eleven.

Boumsong picked ex-Arsenal duo Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, former Chelsea pair William Gallas and Claude Makelele as well as Fabien Barthez, who played for Manchester United.

Boumsong also included Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Pavel Nedved, Lillian Thuram, Eric Abidal and Philippe Mexes in his all-star team.

Football Association of Wales technical director David Adams tweeted: “Great to talk football with @FAWCoachEd Pro Licence candidate @JABoumsong supporting the young Wales players this week on his journey.”

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