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Burton departs Hillsborough

6 July 2012

Assistant boss joins Arsenal

Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that Terry Burton has joined the coaching staff at Premier League side Arsenal.

Burton has taken up his new role of Reserve and Head of Development coach with the Gunners.

The 59-year-old joined the coaching staff at Hillsborough in March 2012, three days after the appointment of current Owls boss Dave Jones.

Burton, who had previously spent six years working alongside Jones at Cardiff City, played a key role in the end-of-season run-in that saw the Owls win ten of their final 12 games and gain promotion to the Championship.

He said: "I'm really pleased I was able to contribute towards what the club achieved last season in gaining automatic promotion.

"The fact that we got promotion was fantastic and I am delighted for the supporters because they are first class and really deserve to be in the highest league possible."

While the experienced coach has thoroughly enjoyed plying his trade in S6, Burton is excited by the new challenge that lies ahead with the North London giants.

He said: "It has been a great experience for me here at Sheffield Wednesday. I relocated here, I brought my family here and we love it - so much so that is where we are going to keep our family home in Sheffield.

"It all happened quite recently and I obviously know a lot of people at Arsenal.

"The role will involve managing and coaching the reserve players and the senior development squad.

"I'll be responsible for setting up the programme for the development of the age groups in liaison with Arsene Wenger and Liam Brady. There is a lot of work to be done but it will be a good challenge."

On the Owls, he added: "Teams that have come up to the Championship in the past with that momentum of finishing the season well have done really well.

"Southampton, Norwich, Brighton, for example, have all done well. I see no reason why this club can't go on and achieve the same things and I will be keeping my fingers crossed for Wednesday."

Sheffield Wednesday would like to thank Terry for his services and wish him well for the future.


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