By | November 26, 2021
Frank Burrows Death

Frank Burrows Death – Frank Burrows, former Raith Rovers player has passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at the age of 77. Frank signed for the Rovers from Fishcross Juveniles, Clackmannanshire on the 6th of July 1961 and went on to make 99 appearances scoring 1 goal for the club. Frank Burrows made his debut for the club on the 25th of August 1962, against Dunfermline Athletic in a 1-1 draw in a Scottish League tie at East End Park.

His brilliant performances at center-half soon attracted other sides. He was transferred to Scunthorpe United in May 1965. In 1968, he moved to Swindon Town after 106 games for Scunthorpe. Frank was a major factor in helping Swindon have their most successful ever season in which they won promotion from Division Three and won the English League Cup in the 1968-69 season.

After playing nearly 300 matches for Swindon Town, he finished his career with Mansfield Town. Following his playing career, he ventured into a coaching job. He started as an assistant manager to Jimmy Dickinson at Portsmouth, before taking over the manager’s job himself. He won Portsmouth promotion from the English Fourth Division.

From 2000 to 2004, Burrows worked at West Ham United under manager Harry Redknapp, also worked as assistant manager to Gary Megson at West Bromwich Albion. He was caretaker manager at both West Brom and Leicester City. The cause of his death has not been made known to the public.

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