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Aidy Boothroyd is a manager who is known for his diligence and intelligence, and his early promise in the dugout saw him touted as a future England manager.

But, for the moment he is looking to restore his reputation in the managerial arena with the England Under-19 side, following a difficult few spells in the Football League.

In his early days as a manager the little known Boothroyd was dubbed "the next big thing" after leading cash-strapped Watford up to the Premier League.

However, the Yorkshireman went on to endure far less successful spells further down the league ladder with Colchester, Coventry, and  Northampton.

Boothroyd has since joined the England set-up, firstly coaching the U-20s, before taking charge of the England U-19 side in 2015, and he's sure to play an important role in nuturing the English stars of the future.

Managerial Career

TeamWDLWIN%
England U190000
England U2083261.5
Northampton Town39264336.1
Coventry City1281930.8
Colchester United19121343.2
Watford65516036.9
TOTAL14310013737.6

Adrian Boothroyd Quotes

I was the next big thing, the next Mourinho, future England manager and all that nonsense, but I'm 10 times the manager now than I was then. I was into everything cutting edge, sports science, you name it.


Perhaps I was little too intense back then, but for a 30-something bloke to go from picking up balls and bibs in the Championship, to being on the front of every paper, it is bound to do things for your ego.


It was a mistake of mine to tell the lads that this lot don't score too many goals - and statistically they don't - but then they go and score seven.


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The Sack Race's Opinion

Aidy Boothroyd emerged as one of England's most promising young managers, but despite his initial success with Watford, he experienced tough times with the likes of Colchester, Coventry, and Northampton.

Boothroyd is now in the middle of restoring his repuation in charge of the England U-19 side, with whom he'll be aiming to lead to glory at the European Championships. Should he achieve success, Boothroyd will no doubt be eager to make a return to the Football League at some point in the near future.

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