Barnton Announce Leon Knight As New Manager

Leon Knight takes over at Barnton FC. 

Barnton have today announced player-coach Leon Knight as the new manager replacing Allan Glover. 

Knight who counts Swansea, Chelsea and Brighton amongst others as former clubs, brings a wealth of professional experience to the club. 

He’s no stranger to the North West Counties side after joining as a coach at the start of the season when Andy Burgess was first appointed manager. 

In a twist of role reversal Andy Burgess returns to the the club as Knights assistant, with club legend and captain Colin Quirk taking up a coaching role. 

Knight will take charge of the first team properly for the first time this weekend as Barnton travel to Barrow to face Holker Old Boys. 

Although he was in charge of first team affairs in last weekends 3-0 win over Atherton LR. 

For the full statement on Knights appointment and the thoughts of chairman Ian Ross, Leon Knight, Andy Burgess and Colin Quirk see Barnton FC Website


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