Roxburgh to leave UEFA

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Andy Roxburgh is stepping down from UEFA

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Andy Roxburgh is stepping down from UEFA

Former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh is leaving his job as UEFA's technical director after nearly 20 years in the post.

Roxburgh, Scotland's manager at the 1990 World Cup and Euro '92, took over the European job in 1994 and will leave at the end of this month.

UEFA are not expected to appoint a replacement as technical director but will maintain the department that Roxburgh has led.

Roxburgh said his last main duty will be presenting the Euro 2012 technical analysis to a conference of national team coaches in Warsaw, Poland, on September 24-26.

The 69-year-old said: "It's just a natural process. My contract comes to an end. I don't intend to hang up my coaching boots.

"We will try to find some life in the old boots.

"We have a national coaches' conference in Warsaw and that will be the last big event I will lead at UEFA."

Roxburgh cited Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Republic of Ireland head coach Giovanni Trapattoni as inspirations - both are still in management in their 70s.

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