Few might remember that Frank Burrows was manager of Leicester, taking charge together with Gerry Taggert for five games back in 2007. Burrows and Taggart were in charge before owner Milan Mandaric made the drastic decision to appoint Ian Holloway as his next man and by that having 7 set-up’s in one year including a total of ten men in charge in total over that special year and later in 2008 ending in a tragic relegation to tier three for the first time in the clubs history.
Rob Kelly was in charge when Milan Mandaric completed his takeover, splitted company with Kelly and appointed Nigel Worthington in temporary charge to the end of the season. Martin Allen came in went out shortly after with the trio Jon Rudkin, Steve Beaglehole and Mike Stowell in charge before appointing Gary Megson.
Megson was attracted by Bolton and jumped off his job at Leicester after a few months and then Burrows and Taggart took temporary charge, winning one, two draws and two defeats in their five games before Ian Holloway came in and we did see the dramatic fall and finally a relegation to the third tier.
Frank Burrows came in to the club with Gary Megson and had a long and interesting career behind as a player, manager, coach and assistant in different roles through the years. This was in 2007 and Burrows had reached the age of 63. He left the club shortly after his caretaker role had come to an end.
He is really one manager forgotten in the big notes of that topic, but the former Swindon Town centre-half winning the EFL cup after defeating Frank McLintock and Arsenal in the final, ironically a manager at Leicester 30 years earlier appointed in 1977.
Burrows was born i Scotland and had a previous life as a player with Raith Rovers and Scunthorpe United during the 60’s. He had his first manager job at Portsmouth from 1978 to 1982, after that taking over at Cardiff City, later at Swansea City making a return to Portsmouth and also Cardiff before having caretaker roles at West Bromwich and Leicester.
His two games in caretaker charge of West Bromwich was his only involvment in top flight football as a player or manager. Frank Burrows will for always be one of nine men in charge of football management affairs at the club in the year of 2007, a remarkable and scary record to count.
We all are excited to see what will happen in the next weeks as Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is strongly linked to a possible take over at Mancheter United, hopefully we will be able to appoint a good alternative if and when that change will happen.
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