Wales SACK manager Rob Page after failing to qualify for Euro 2024 and recent poor results against Slovakia and Gibraltar

Wales have sacked manager Rob Page after they failed to qualify for Euro 2024.

During his time in charge, Page guided Wales to their first World Cup since 1958, when they participated in the 2022 tournament in Qatar. 

They came agonisingly close to qualifying for Euro 2024, only to lose to Poland in a penalty shootout in the play-off to decide who would make the tournament.

Fans have been frustrated with poor results in their recent international friendlies, where they were held to a drab goalless draw with Gibraltar – ranked 203 in the world and lost their 13 prior games by an aggregate score of 50-0 – and a 4-0 defeat to Slovakia. 

As a result, Wales have taken the decision to end his contract and are now on the hunt for a new manager.  

Rob Page has been sacked as manager of Wales after failing to qualify for Euro 2024

Dave Adams, chief football officer of the Football Association of Wales, said: ‘I would like to thank Rob for his work with the Association over the last seven years, firstly as the U21s Head Coach and then onto the role of Cymru Head Coach.’

‘Rob’s work has delivered success reaching the Round of 16 at EURO 2020 and qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and during his period we also integrated 18 pathway players into the senior squad. 

‘As we move forward this experience will support our objective to consistently qualify our Men’s National Team to major tournaments.’