Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Bothroyd Shock As Cardiff City Shun Burton

Bothroyd Shock As Cardiff City Shun Burton

Cardiff City FC have opted to bring in a new backroom team to assist new manager Malky Mackay with experienced trio Terry Burton, Alex Armstrong and Paul Wilkinson free to find new employment and put on 'gardening leave' by the club.

Former Bluebirds striker Jay Bothroyd reacted with surprise to the news and spoke out in support of Burton:

'Can't believe ccfc has put Terry burton on gardening leave he is one of the best coaches in the league if not the best. !!!'


Burton outlasted Dave Jones at the club, and is vastly experienced as an assistant manager and coach. He was credited with the vast majority of the coaching burden, and the tactical plans used by Jones, working closely with the players on a day-to-day basis.

Mackay was always likely to bring in his own choice as number 2, but Burton's experience would have been seen as a positive, especially when former assistant Sean Dyche was appointed to the Watford managerial position.

Burton will have little trouble finding another job, though may instead opt to take a year out receiving full pay from Cardiff City - as per his contract.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday June 30 2011
Time: 10:07AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

30 Minute Halves - No Rebounds On Penalties?

The International Football Association Board are investigating a variety of rule book changes when it comes to the future of football.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy10%
Peltier9%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards36%
Gunnarsson9%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore18%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham9%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League