Wireless network operators today allocate considerable manual effort in managing their networks. A viable solution for lowering the manual effort is to introduce self-organisation functionalities. In this paper we discuss the challenges that are encountered when embedding multiple self-organisation functionalities into an overall self-organisation concept for future wireless networks. We foresee that there will most likely be a need of a rather complex coordination mechanism for handling multiple self-organisation functionalities in future wireless access networks. © 2009 IEEE.