Nordic adventure has prepared Ian Burchnall for Notts County role

By David Richardson

IAN BURCHNALL had been coaching for 14 years before he landed his first role as a manager at Norwegian side Viking.
The 38-year-old, without a top-flight playing career, has had to work harder than most to reach where he is today, the new head coach of Notts County.
Even after eight years of working at the highest levels of Scandinavian football, Burchnall’s appointment this week was widely met with the response of, ‘Who?’.
It’s true he has limited knowledge of the Non-League game, and more specifically the National League, particularly compared to his predecessor Neal ...

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