Former Cobblers boss Rob Page guides Wales into knockout stages of Euro 2020

Ex-Town chief was sacked after just seven months at Sixfields

Monday, 21st June 2021, 12:01 pm
Rob Page.

Rob Page, the former Northampton Town manager, has guided Wales into the last-16 of the European Championships despite Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Italy.

Page was placed in charge of Wales for the delayed Euros after manager Ryan Giggs was charged with assaulting two women back in April.

The 46-year-old, who captained his country as a player, followed his failed stint at the Cobblers by managing Wales U19s for two years before stepping up to assist Giggs in August 2019.

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Page has now overseen a successful group-stage campaign at the Euros. Wales drew with Switzerland in their opening game before beating Turkey 2-0 next up thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts.

They were then beaten 1-0 by Italy in Rome on Sunday evening but had still done enough to finish second in the group and secure their place in the knockout stages.

They will face the runners-up of Group B in Amsterdam this Saturday.