Aidy Boothroyd leaves England Under-21 after disastrous European Championships campaign

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Boothroyd oversaw England's humiliating exit from the group stage of the competition last month



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Goodbye Boothroyd! England Under-21 boss Aidy pays the price for disastrous European Championship group stage exits as he leaves the FA after seven years, with Frank Lampard and Paul Tisdale as a successor

  • Aidy Boothroyd quit his role as England Under-21 boss after terrible Euros
  • The 50-year-old oversaw the humiliating exit of the young Three Lions’ group stage
  • Boothroyd, 50, had been told he would be required to reapply for the job
  • The FA have confirmed Boothroyd’s exit, ending a seven-year spell with England
  • Frank Lampard and Paul Tisdale are considered pioneers of the role

Aidy Boothroyd’s tenure as England Under-21 coach came to an end after a miserable European Championship campaign.

The Football Federation confirmed on Friday morning that Bothroyd’s contract was not renewed.

The 50-year-old is leaving FA premises rather than being relocated elsewhere in the system.

Aidy Boothroyd quit his role as England Under-21 coach after disastrous Euro campaign

Boothroyd oversaw England's humiliating exit from the group stage of the competition last month

Boothroyd oversaw England’s humiliating exit from the group stage of the competition last month

England finished bottom of their Euro 2021 group after losses to Switzerland and Portugal last month.

A final goal for Croatia in the last group game saw them miss the qualification due to the goal difference. But the overall performances drew heavy criticism from Boothroyd, who was at St George’s Park this week before ending his seven-year stint at the FA.

“It has been the greatest privilege to lead England teams to high level tournaments,” he said.

The 50-year-old had insisted he was the perfect man to raise youngsters on the senior side

The 50-year-old had insisted he was the perfect man to raise youngsters on the senior side

The 50-year-old had insisted he was the perfect man to raise youngsters on the senior side

However, the FA chose to part ways with the coach after seven years with England

However, the FA chose to part ways with the coach after seven years with England

However, the FA chose to part ways with the coach after seven years with England

“Although we did not finish as we wanted, I am very proud to have been able to work so closely with players who I know will continue to have remarkable international careers and have had very special moments. with them over the years.

“I want to thank my staff and all the amazing support team who have done so much to help us stay competitive against other top nations.

“At each meeting, they took on our unique challenge of properly prioritizing the needs of the senior team while ensuring that we gave everything to try to achieve a positive performance and outcome. “

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate spoke fondly about Boothroyd and wished him luck

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate spoke fondly about Boothroyd and wished him luck

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate spoke fondly about Boothroyd and wished him luck

Former Bristol Rovers boss Paul Tisdale has been linked with the hotseat

Former Bristol Rovers boss Paul Tisdale has been linked with the hotseat

Lampard has a good reputation for promoting young players from his time at Chelsea and Derby

Lampard has a good reputation for promoting young players from his time at Chelsea and Derby

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard (R) has been linked with the job, as has Paul Tisdale (L)

England senior manager Gareth Southgate said: “I would like to thank Aidy for his wholehearted support and dedication to the development of England’s players and coaches over the past seven years.

“His pride in working with all of our development teams shone and his support to the senior team was greatly appreciated. I wish him every success in the next stage of his career.

Sportsmail reported this month that Boothroyd will be required to reapply for the job, with former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard one of the favorites for the role, along with former Bristol Rovers manager Paul Tisdale.

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