Carsley to replace Boothroyd as England Under-21 coach

Last update on. From the section FootballAlong with Ashley Cole, Carsley will be leading England's Under-21sLee Carsley, a former Republic of Ireland midfielder, has been named England Under-21s coach.Aidy Boothroyd was replaced by Carsley, after she resigned in April following the European Championship's bottom group finish.This was the fifth consecutive tournament in which the under-21s have been eliminated from a competition at the group stage.Ashley Cole, an ex-England player, will assist Carsley, who previously played for Everton, Derby County and other teams.He said, "We have a tremendous opportunity to help senior sides by developing the best young talents in this country, and combining that with our goal of being successful U21 level.""We want matches to win. You can't have one without another. These young men want to be the best and compete at the highest levels."We must acknowledge the hard work of the academies. I also know how important it is to build good relationships with clubs."I will have an amazing team around me. Ashley is an excellent addition to our staff. Tim Dittmer will be goalkeeping coach with all his experience.Cole, a Chelsea legend who won 107 caps for the country, will assume the role part time, while he continues his duties at the Blues academy.Cole, 40, said that he was happy to have the opportunity to support Lee and work alongside the best young people in the country."I enjoyed playing for the national team, and it is an amazing feeling to be able to coach England. St George's Park has an incredible atmosphere and I cannot wait to get started."I want young players to develop and learn from brilliant people."