Lee Carsley could QUIT as England U21 boss despite winning Euros and it could trigger mass exits from backroom staff

LEE CARSLEY will hold talks with the FA as he fears he could quit after guiding England to the European Under-21 Championship title.

The 49-year-old coach gave the Young Lions their first title in 39 years with a clean-shooting tournament in Georgia.

Lee Carlsey could leave England Under-21s after winning Euros


Lee Carlsey could leave England Under-21s after winning EurosPhoto credit: Getty
Under-21 coach Ashley Cole is keen to move into management


Under-21 coach Ashley Cole is keen to move into managementPhoto credit: Getty
Joleon Lescott will step down from his role as U21 coach


Joleon Lescott will step down from his role as U21 coachPhoto credit: Getty

Carsley, who has an ongoing one-year contract, is believed to be unsure about staying.

He will speak to FA technical director John McDermott in two weeks when he returns from holiday.

Carsley has been linked to the Republic of Ireland contribution.

In the meantime, his assistant Joleon Lescott will leave the Under-21 side as he wants to pursue a career as technical director rather than coach.

Lescott, along with his right-handers Ashley Cole and Tim Dittmer, played a huge part in England’s success.

Three Lions legend Cole, 42, wants to be a manager himself.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea full-back explained: “This tournament gave me an insight into what it means and how I want to be as a coach.

“To create an environment where everyone wants to come to service in England. They really like coming here now. I think that’s a testament to what Lee accomplished here.”


The England Under-21s made history by winning the European Championship and beating Spain 1-0 in the final thanks to James Trafford’s last-minute penalty shoot-out heroics.

The young Three Lions side kept a clean sheet throughout the tournament, leading some Chelsea fans to call for a Trafford signing.

However, the goalkeeper appears destined to join Burnley after Manchester City accepted a £19m offer.

Zack Zwiezen

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