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James Burnett

James Burnett

Clubs played for: Victoria United , Aberdeen , Portsmouth, Dundee, Grimsby Town, Brighton & Hove Albion , Leeds City (1900-1910)


Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

Position: Forward

Biography: Frank had enjoyed a twelve year playing career and was a key part of Swindon Town's League Cup winning side of 1969. His first management role was as Jimmy Dickinson's assistant and took over the manager's job when Gentleman Jim resigned in 1979. The team won promotion from the Fourth Division in 1980 but his first spell in charge only lasted until 1982. He then worked as assistant manager at Sunderland before moving back to Wales to take the helm at Cardiff City. Having guided the Welsh club to promotion, he resigned in August 1989 and accepted an invitation to return to Fratton Park as John Gregory's assistant. Became manager again when Gregory left the club but could not reverse a downward trend and was relieved of his duties the following year. He has since coached/managed at Swansea, West Ham (under Harry Redknapp), Cardiff City, and Leicester City where he briefly took over as caretaker manager.

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