Wales U21s boss Paul Bodin is sacked after Euros qualifying flop which noticed the Dragons end fourth of their group

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PAUL BODIN has been axed as Wales Underneath-21 supervisor.

The ex-Swindon left-back noticed his aspect end fourth of their Euro qualifying marketing campaign final month, 15 factors behind group winners the Netherlands.

Paul Bodin's departure at Under-21 level will have an impact on Wales senior manager Robert Page


Paul Bodin’s departure at Underneath-21 degree will have an effect on Wales senior supervisor Robert Web pageCredit score: Reuters

Bodin had been in cost since August 2019 when Robert Web page left his position to assist the senior squad.

The 57-year-old, who was beforehand Underneath-17s chief, signed a four-year deal then however Soccer Affiliation of Wales chief government Noel Mooney is now looking out for a brand new boss.

Bodin’s departure will likely be a blow for Web page, who has but to agree a brand new contract with the FAW past the World Cup.

SunSport revealed final Sunday that Wales’ expertise id supervisor Gus Williams can be getting ready to becoming a member of Blackburn as head of recruitment.

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An issue for Bodin and Wales is their greatest gamers bypass the U21s and transfer straight into the seniors.

Ethan Ampadu, Neco Williams, Dylan Levitt, Brennan Johnson and Rabbi Matondo are all nonetheless 21 however have barely performed at Underneath-21 degree.

A FAW assertion tried to place a constructive spin on Bodin’s departure. It learn: “The Soccer Affiliation of Wales can verify that Paul Bodin has left the position of Cymru U21 supervisor by mutual consent.

“The FAW want to placed on report its gratitude to Paul Bodin for his dedication to the Cymru nationwide groups and need him the perfect for the long run.”

Bodin gained 23 caps for Wales however suffered World Cup heartbreak when he missed a significant penalty kick in opposition to Romania in 1993.

However he was delighted Gareth Bale and co lastly ended the nation’s 64-year wait after beating Ukraine in June to achieve Qatar.


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