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Burnley X-Files:Unsworth Preston First Team Coach

Burnley X-Files:Unsworth Preston First Team Coach

Our former defender, David Unsworth has been appointed first team coach at Preston North End.

Unsworth will now work alongside new manager Darren Ferguson at Deepdale.

The former Everton and England player signed for Burnley on a one-year contract in August 2007 after being released by Wigan in May that year.

At the end of the season, he was offered a new deal as a player/coach by then manager Owen Coyle, but he rejected the offer and left the club in June 2008.

A short spell as a player at Huddersfield followed before he hung up his boots in April 2009.

Unsworth,now 36 joined Preston North End later during 2009 as development coach where he looked after the club's first-year professionals.

He has now though been promoted to first team coach.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday January 13 2010
Time: 2:53PM

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Oh well at least he didn't go to Bolton!
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 14:56:00
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Wonder if Preston might come in for some of our cast offs come summer transfer window. We will have 10 players out of contract a lot who will be known to Unsworth?
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 15:49:00
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I hope Brian Laws is strong enough to let the ones go who are too old or not good enough...they know who they are!
VinRogue
13/01/2010 18:17:00
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Good luck to him, I liked Unsworth.
sheclaret
13/01/2010 18:34:00
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Agree Sheclaret, good luck and please feel free to reduce our wage bill by taking our slightly older soiled goods....
VinRogue
13/01/2010 19:21:00
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Maybe a nice little earner for PNE to have our cast-offs and sell them on to Bolton!
heathfieldclaret
13/01/2010 19:45:00
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Unsworth was a good player. Best of luck to him.
Nellup
13/01/2010 20:05:00
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Agreed, nellup.
Couch Potato
13/01/2010 20:08:00
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Wonder if he would have upsticks and gone to Bolton had he accepted Coyle's offer of player-coach at Burnley a couple of seasons back?
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 22:46:00
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All credit to him - someone not tempted to work with Coyle.
heathfieldclaret
13/01/2010 22:54:00
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