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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 U-21 side, after replacing Gareth Southgate at the helm.

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 U21 U21195467.9
Northampton Town39264336.1
Coventry City1281930.8
Colchester United19121343.2
Watford65516036.9
TOTAL15410213939

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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