Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will â€œdefinitelyâ€ not be English.
The FAWâ€™s investigation could delay the appointment of the next Wales manager as Ford is due to head up the process of finding Chris Colemanâ€™s successor.
Ford said last week that the FAW preferred the next Wales manager to be Welsh and â€œdefinitely not Englishâ€.
â€œWe have always favoured Welsh people because arguably the passion is there,â€ Ford told BBC Wales.
â€œSomebody said this earlier, Welsh most definitely, foreign possibly, but definitely not English.â€
But the ruling FAW council met in Cardiff on Tuesday and voted for Fordâ€™s comment to be explored further, with a three-man disciplinary commission set up.
The FAW are strong supporters of the Kick Racism Out Of Football campaign and some members of the 34-strong council feel Fordâ€™s remark could be viewed as potential racism by outsiders.
Source: By PA Sport Staff