Former Scotland boss Andy Roxburgh leaving UEFA role after almost 20 years
Last Updated: September 6, 2012 3:14pm
Andy Roxburgh: Has plans to continue coaching in football in some capacity
UEFA technical director Andy Roxburgh is to step down after almost two decades in the job.
The 69-year-old, who was Scotland's manager at the 1990 World Cup and Euro '92, took over the European governing body role in 1994 and will leave at the end of September.
UEFA is 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 24th-26th September.
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.