Burton to leave after Jonker appointment

Burton to leave after Jonker appointment

Terry Burton,¬†Arsenal’s reserves and head development coach, is set to leave the club this summer having failed to land the Academy head position which Liam Brady is set to vacate in June.

Burton, who has worked closely with the Irishman since taking over from Steve Bould and Neil Banfield in 2012, was interviewed for the senior position in January before eventually being overlooked in favour of Dutchman Andries Jonker.

The Guardian claims the fallout from the appointment has had ramifications on the ground with the 61-year-old now ready to leave the Gunners for a third time.

Burton was a member of the 1971 FA Youth Cup-winning side in his teens and on returning to Highbury in 1979 helped bring through the hugely-successful generation of players that included Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Michael Thomas, Paul Merson and Martin Keown.

He worked as a coach at Highbury between 1979-87 before being let go by George Graham.