England women's boss Hope Powell sackedby Jack Kitson / 20 August 2013, 13:28Tweet
Hope Powell has been sacked as England women's manager after a staggering 15 years in charge. The decision comes after The Three Lions endured a disappointing Euro 2013 in which they suffered an early group stage exit without winning a single game. The FA believed a new direction is needed in order to fresh things up, and they will now begin the search to find Powell’s successor.
Powell was appointed the first ever full-time England manager back in 1998 and has enjoyed a largely successful time in the dugout, winning two Cyprus Cups as well as leading the team through to the Final of Euro 2009, where they lost to Germany. In total the 46-year-old won 85, drew 32 and lost 45 of her 162 matches in charge.
The former England international has been credited with raising awareness of the women’s game on these shores and leaves behind a strong legacy. The FA have said that they will look both domestically and internationally for a new boss, and according to reports they are eager to make an appointment before England's World Cup qualifier against Belarus on 21 September.