Frank Lampard, Paul Tisdale and Justin Cochrane favorites for England Under 21 job after Euros disaster for talented side Aidy Boothroyd
- Aidy Boothroyd appears to be leaving England under 21 this summer
- His contract expires and the manager oversaw a disaster at the Euros
- A team including Eberechi Eze and Curtis Jones crashed in the group stage
- Frank Lampard, Paul Tisdale and Justin Cochrane have emerged as candidates
Paul Tisdale, Frank Lampard and Justin Cochrane will be among the front runners for the England under-21 track – although the FA is expecting plenty of applications following Aidy Boothroyd’s failure to qualify for the final stages of the European Championships with a richly talented generation of players.
Boothroyd, who has been in charge since 2016, is out of contract this summer and is expected to leave after two losses and one win, taking England out of the group stage last week, paving the way for a new approach.
The new appointment will be the first major choice of FA’s new Chief Technical Officer, John McDermott.
Aidy Boothroyd appears to be leaving his post as England under-21 manager this summer
The young Lions were eliminated in the group stage of the Euros with a talented squad
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would be a high-profile appointment for the U21 job
The former Tottenham Academy chief has worked closely with Tisdale, who was fired from Tottenham in January by Bristol Rovers.
He was interviewed for the Under 21 post in 2013 and is admired for his work with young players such as Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu, Swansea’s Matt Grimes and recent England debutant Ollie Watkins.
Tisdale held an advisory role at Colchester United last week.
Paul Tisdale is also among the front runners and could be a favorite with his FA connections
Lampard, if he is to step away from club management, would be the most high-profile choice and has experience in major tournaments with England as a player, which is seen as a significant advantage.
Cochrane, who has teamed up with Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp on the Spurs age group team, came in in 2018 as England under-15 coach and is now coaching England under-17.