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Former Watford and Northampton boss Boothroyd in FA appointment

The Football Association has appointed former Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd as a national coach. The 43 year old will report to England Under-21 head coach Gareth Southgate and director of elite development Dan Ashworth.

Boothroyd was sacked as Northampton Town manager last December, with the club bottom of League Two.

"I'm excited by this opportunity - youth development is where it all began for me," he said.

"I have taken on aspects of that into my management. That love of coaching and developing players has kept going."

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