Chris Coleman will have a meeting with the Real Sociedad president today and could be in hot water with club bosses – after claiming he was late for a press conference on Friday because his washing machine flooded his flat.

After last night’s 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo, the former Fulham boss revealed the real reason he had been late – he’d been out dancing until 5am, as had been reported by Spanish paper Marca.

Coleman said: ” I was out until late in a place where I should not have been. The other day I gave you an excuse, above all to take the pressure off the club.

“Tomorrow I will talk with the president and I have already apologised to the players before the game. I have to ask for forgiveness from the fans and everybody connected with the club because there are no excuses. I have given ammunition for people to damage the club. It was a mistake.

“I have been at the club for just five months and it is the first time that something like this has happened.”