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Technical director Andy Roxburgh to leave UEFA

Associated Press Published: September 6, 2012

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA technical director Andy Roxburgh is leaving his job leading European football coaching programs.

Roxburgh says his last main duty will be presenting the 2012 European Championship technical analysis at a Sept. 24-26 conference of national team coaches in Warsaw, Poland.

Roxburgh, who coached Scotland at the 1990 World Cup coach and Euro '92, says "it's just a natural process. My contract comes to an end."

The 69-year-old coach says he hopes to continue working in football, citing Alex Ferguson and Giovanni Trapattoni as inspirations. They are coaching Manchester United and Ireland, respectively, in their 70s.

Roxburgh says "I don't intend to hang up my coaching boots."

UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino says no decision has been made yet about how Roxburgh will be replaced.