England Under 21 boss Aidy Boothroyd’s contract will NOT be automatically renewed and he will have to reapply for his position following an embarrassing exit from the European Championship.
- The contract of England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd is not automatically renewed
- The 50-year-old oversaw the squad’s embarrassing exit from the U21 Euros
- Boothroyd would like to keep the job and can reapply for the position
- The FA applies the Rooney role when looking for a coach
England Under 21 boss Aidy Boothroyd’s contract will not be renewed automatically, but he can reapply for the position despite his side’s embarrassing departure from the European Championship.
Despite being one of the tournament’s favorites, England crashed into the group stage for the second consecutive time under Boothroyd, whose contract expires in July.
The 50-year-old has indicated that he would like to continue working, insisting that the path of players joining the senior team works.
Aidy Boothroyd’s contract as England Under 21 manager is not automatically renewed
The 50-year-old oversaw England U21’s embarrassing exit from the European Championship
The FA, which has charged technical director John McDermott with the appointment, will enforce the Rooney rule and require them to interview ethnic minority candidates.
Justin Cochrane, head coach of the Under 17s, will be a strong contender if he signs up, and under 19 boss Ian Foster is also coming up as a candidate. Sportsmail revealed this week that Frank Lampard, Steve Cooper, Mark Warburton and Paul Simpson are contenders.
But now that the pandemic has created a £ 300 million black hole in the FA’s finances, there is some doubt about making an expensive outside deal.
England boss Gareth Southgate, who previously led the Under 21s, said: ‘It’s a job where the goals have to be really clear. Yes, winning is part of it. But the way you play is key. Players should enjoy the experience and they should want to keep coming back.
“The under-21s are highly regarded and rated as a senior team, but it is not a senior team.”
He has to reapply for the role, considering Frank Lampard (right) and Steve Cooper (left)