British Coaches Abroad: Ian Burchnall

He coached Leeds University for years and he's now assistant to Brian Deane at Sarpsborg 08 in the Norwegian first division. He admits he's been a tad lucky...

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spgrey (Arsenal) says...

"Me and Brian Deane, who's the manager, are about to start our second season." I think your Norwegian players would tell you that your grammar is wrong. This is a very interesting series. I know of most of the clubs in Europe, but Sarpsborg are new to me.

Posted 11:10pm 23rd January 2014

ianm27 says...

I've been playing Division 4 in Norway, moving to Division 3 this season. Have to say the attitude and approach in the country is top drawer. Our trainer/manager has played international and champions league level and he coaches at a very high standard, the Norwegian guys are willing to buy into this and train 3/4/5 times a week, often just on attacking and defensive drills. I've never experience anything like this in 15yrs of English football, playing to a decent non-league level.

Posted 9:20am 23rd January 2014

D_M_S says...

Tore Pedersen. Ledge. Wish I was Norwegian. :(

Posted 8:15am 23rd January 2014

gusman says...

davey77 very strange that you read the article and that was all you felt the need to comment on. Another great article a real eye opener - this is an excellent series really enjoying it. who knew there were so many young british coaches making their way abroad, i certainly didn't. here's hoping there's plenty more where this came from.

Posted 12:43pm 22nd January 2014

chrisnelsonmmm says...

Can't begin to express how much I love this series of articles

Posted 12:22pm 22nd January 2014

davey77 (Manchester United) says...

How very strange that he felt the need to make the comment on how he'd seen Brian Deane walking to the shower. Found that very odd.

Posted 11:48am 22nd January 2014

gouds (Celtic) says...

I think you'll find it's "Brian Deane and I"

Posted 11:38am 22nd January 2014

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