Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Surely Burley!

Surely Burley!

Former Premier League Manager of the Year, George Burley, has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Swindon Town job.

The former Scotland coach has been out of the job since January 2011 after a poor tenure as manager of Crystal Palace.

Burley is best remembered for his eight years as manager of Ipswich Town. He took them to the Premier League and within a year to a 5th place top flight finish that resulted in qualification into the UEFA cup.

Prior to Ipswich, Burley managed Ayr United and briefly Colchester United. The rest of his managerial career has been spent with Derby County, Hearts, Southampton, Scotland and Crystal Palace.

As a player, the Scotsman played 11 times for his country and represented them at the 1982 World Cup Finals. He also played close to 400 league games for Ipswich Town picking up an F.A. Cup and UEFA Cup winners medal under Bobby Robson's glory era at Portman Road.

Burley played at the County Ground just once in a competitive fixture and that was while playing for Sunderland in the Milk Cup. He was on the losing side as Town recorded a 3-1 win (after extra time) thanks to goals from Andy Rowland and Brian Wade (2)

Join Vital Swindon!

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swindon.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nellup
Date:Thursday May 12 2011
Time: 9:38PM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Swindon Town Articles

League Two 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (5/1/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (3/1/18)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.

Accrington v Swindon - Postponed (9/12/17)

Accrington Stanley were due to be at the Crown Ground as the hosts to Swindon Town for the latest league match today.

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

Swindon Town Archived Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions13%
Playoffs20%
Mid Table25%
Relegated41%
Don't Know1%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures

Write for Vital Football