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Burchnall becomes Rovers boss

May 27th 2022
FGR Media

We can today confirm the appointment of Ian Burchnall as new Head Coach. 

The former Notts County coach joins the club with immediate effect, as it prepares for life in League One - following promotion as League Two champions last month.

Burchnall started his coaching journey aged 22 at the University of Leeds - and has coached internationally at Norwegian clubs Sarpsborg and Viking - where was Head Coach.

He also spent time at Sweden’s Östersunds FK in the country’s top division. Most recently, he led Notts County into the National League Play Offs. 

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Ian Burchnall, Head Coach, Forest Green Rovers, said: “I’m really delighted to sign at FGR and be part of what is an exciting chapter in the club’s history.  I am grateful for the opportunity to come and lead the club and the challenge of football in League One was just too good to turn down, especially at a progressive and forward-thinking club. 

"I want to thank Dale and Rich for bringing me in, and to Notts County for the time I spent at the club. I’m looking forward to getting started!”

Rich Hughes, Director of Football, Forest Green Rovers, added: “It’s great to have Ian on board – he plays a fantastic style of football which our fans will love, and he has the skills to establish the club as a League One outfit.

"Ian’s teams have all played with a well-defined style, he’s an excellent communicator, great character and good bloke – we’re all looking forward to working with him.”

Dale Vince, Chairman, Forest Green Rovers, commented: “We’re all pleased and excited to welcome Ian to the club and look forward to our first season together in League one.

"Big credit to Notts County for the way they handled this - between us we’ve shown how moves in football can still get done properly and above board.” 

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