Sanchez hits out at Worthington

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Updated: September 7, 2011

Former Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez has hit out at current manager Nigel Worthington following the loss in Estonia which all but ends their hope of Euro 2012 qualification.

Sanchez has claimed the ‘writing his on the wall’ for his successor after another unsuccessful qualifying campaign.

“Nigel has had enough cracks at it. Everybody sees the writing is on the wall. He is not doing an exceptional job. It’s not happening said Sanchez
“It has got worse rather than better. Everybody realises it is time for a change.”
Worthington has though said he has no intention of stepping down from the post but the current Barnet boss Sanchez has admitted he would like a return to the helm at Windsor Park.
“I have always said I would like to finish what I started,” he told Radio Ulster. “I would like the opportunity. I would like to return to Northern Ireland in the future.”

Following their loss on Tuesday in Tallinn, Northern Ireland have now effectively now hope of qualifying and the last time they made a major tournament was back in 1986 when they took part in the World Cup in Mexico. Worthington has reiterated his desire to stay in charge and said when he took the job he stated he would not walk away from the position.

By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport

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