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Rob Page Sacked by Wales After the Country Failed to Qualify for Euro 2024

The Welsh Football Association has terminated the contract of head coach Rob Page after his country failed to qualify for the 2024 European Championship.

Page was in charge of the management for four years, but was given the role on an interim basis in November 2020.

In September 2022, the 49-year-old was hired permanently and coached the team at two major tournaments.

Page led Wales to Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup, their first appearance at the tournament since 1958.

Wales lost a Euro 2024 play-off final to Poland on penalties in March before losing 4-0 to Slovakia in a friendly this month after a draw with Gibraltar.

Dave Adams, head of football at the Football Association of Wales, thanked Page for his work with the team from the U21s to the senior team.

“I would like to thank Rob for his work with the FA over the last seven years, firstly as U21 head coach and then in the role of Cymru head coach,” Adams said in a statement.

“Rob’s work has helped us to achieve success, reaching the round of 16 at Euro 2020 and qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. During his tenure, we have also integrated 18 youth players into the senior national team. In the future, this experience will support us in our goal of regularly qualifying our men’s national team for major tournaments.”

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Page with Gareth Bale after leading Wales to the 2022 World Cup for the first time since 1958

Noel Mooney, FAW Chief Executive, added: “On my own behalf and that of the entire FAW, I would like to express our warmest thanks to Rob for his commitment and dedication in his roles with the national teams.

“Under Rob Page’s leadership, our Cymru men’s team has achieved significant milestones and victories that have provided our nation with many incredible memories, most notably our first World Championship in 64 years.”

“We remain focused on our FAW value of excellence and look forward to the opportunities for our national teams and Welsh football.”

Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey paid tribute to Page.

The Cardiff player said on X, formerly known as Twitter: “It’s been a journey we can all be proud of, from the Euros to Wales’ first World Cup appearance for 58 years.

“I just want to personally thank you for everything you have done for me. It has been a privilege to work with you, you are a gentleman and a true family man.

“I and the team will be forever grateful for your leadership. The last few years will remain in our memories. Thank you, Rambo.”

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