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Former Ponte Development Manager takes charge of Swedish top flight side

Just last week it was confirmed that former Yorkshire Carnegie manager Graham Potter had left the Swedish top-flight side Ostersunds for Championship Swansea City.

However, Ostersunds, who lie 6th currently in League, have appointed former Pontefract Collieries Development Manager Ian Burchnall as their temporary manager until a permanent replacement is found.

Burchnall started his coaching career at the age of 22 at the University of Leeds. He was later part of coaching staffs at Leeds United and Bradford City academies.

In 2012, Burchnall was signed by Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 as Brian Deane’s assistant manager.

On 22 October 2014, Burchnall accepted an offer from Viking to become Kjell Jonevret’s assistant. Following Jonevret’s departure from the club on 14 November 2016, Burchnall was offered the job as the club’s new manager. He accepted the offer and signed on 24 November 2016.
On 9 November 2017, he was fired from the job due to lack of results, culminating in relegation from Eliteserien.

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