West Bromwich Albion news

Burton leaves Baggies for Owls

March 5, 2012

West Brom have released first-team coach Terry Burton to join the staff at Sheffield Wednesday.

Burton was working on a short-term contract at Albion following the departure of assistant manager Michael Appleton to Portsmouth but now leaves to rejoin new Owls boss Dave Jones at Hillsborough.

Former Wimbledon manager Burton previously worked under Jones at Cardiff for seven years.

Baggies boss Roy Hodgson told the club's official website: "I would like to thank Terry for coming in and being such a big help to both myself and the rest of the coaching staff.

"Everyone at the club realised he is closely linked with Dave Jones and that if another job with Dave came up, it would be Terry's priority to join up with him again.

"But it's been very useful for us to have the benefit of Terry's experience and coaching knowledge.

"We're grateful for the time Terry has been with us and we wish him all the best for the future.

"I am convinced he will do an excellent job at Sheffield Wednesday."