Jamshedpur FC have appointed former English youth team manager Aidy Boothroyd as the new head coach of the club for the upcoming season. The 51-year-old UEFA Pro Licence holder was a former player who turned up for Mansfield Town and Peterborough United.
After his playing career ended at Peterborough United in 1998 due to injury, the Englishman from Yorkshire was appointed coach of the U-17, U-19 and reserve teams at the club. He then went to serve in youth development roles at Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and as a first team coach at Leeds United in 2004.
From 2005 to 2008, Boothroyd was coach at Watford FC and helped the club win promotion to the English Premier League in his first season. Although Watford got relegated from the EPL the following season, the reached the FA Cup semis that year. After leaving Watford in 2008, Aidy was manager for season-long spells at Colchester United, Coventry City and Northampton Town.
In February 2014, Boothroyd was named as manager of the England U-20 National Team and the next season was coach of the U-19 team. From 2016 to 2021, he was the manager of the England U-21 National Team. He left the post in April 2021 to to get back into club football.
Overall, Aidy’s record in club and youth football is as follows. His win percentage is 41%:
We will always try to win rather than draw games. I’m not a defensive coach.
When the time is right to be defensive, I will be defensive. I prefer to think myself as an attacking coach.
I like to put pressure on the opponents to score goals and make it enjoyable to watch for the fans.Aidy Boothroyd in the JFC Presser; Credit: TOI