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Boothroyd signs new two-year deal as England Under-21 boss

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has signed a new two-year deal, the Football Association has announced. Credit: PA

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has signed a new two-year deal, the Football Association has announced.

The former Watford manager will remain in charge of the Young Lions until 2021.

Boothroyd will take England to the Under-21 European Championship in Italy and San Marino next month - where they will face France, Croatia and Romania - after guiding them to the semi-finals in 2017.

Boothroyd told www.thefa.com: "I'm delighted to sign an extension to my contract. I thoroughly enjoy this role working with excellent players, a fantastic group of staff and in an elite environment at St George's Park along with the other national coaches.

"For me, it's been especially rewarding to see so many players go up to the seniors from our development squads, whether making their debuts or establishing themselves in Gareth (Southgate)'s squad.

"This role is really about developing a group of players on and off the pitch that can help future England senior teams achieve success and I feel very privileged to continue doing so over the coming years."