Ian Burchnall

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Ian Burchnall
Personal information
Full name Ian David Burchnall
Date of birth (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Teams managed
Years Team
2012–2014 Sarpsborg 08 (assistant)
2015–2016 Viking (assistant)
2017 Viking
2018 Östersund (caretaker)
2018– Östersund

Ian David Burchnall (born 11 February 1983) is an English football coach who is the head coach of Östersunds FK. He holds the UEFA Pro Licence.

Managerial career[edit]

Burchnall started his coaching career at the age of 22 at the University of Leeds. He was later part of coaching staffs at Leeds United and Bradford City academies.[1][2]

Sarpsborg 08[edit]

In 2012, Burchnall was signed by Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 as Brian Deane's assistant manager.[2]


On 22 October 2014, Burchnall accepted an offer from Viking to become Kjell Jonevret's assistant.[3] Following Jonevret's departure from the club on 14 November 2016, Burchnall was offered the job as the club's new manager. He accepted the offer and signed on 24 November 2016.[4] On 9 November 2017, he was fired from the job due to lack of results, culminating in relegation from Eliteserien.[5] The firing sparked anger amongst supporters who set up a petition and created banners of protest against the director of football, Bård Wiggen, and the club due to the turbulent conditions Burchnall had to manage during his tenure. Shortly after, Bård Wiggen left the club.[6]


During his time at Leeds, Ian had met Graham Potter, Östersund's former coach; and through this contact, Ian became Potter's successor, taking over as head coach in the summer of 2018.


  1. ^ "Meet the English manager following in Roy Hodgson's footsteps in Norway". thesetpieces.com. The Set Pieces. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ian Burchnall: Ostersunds boss on succeeding Graham Potter and more". 20 August 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Han er Vikings nye assistent". www.aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Burchnall presentert som ny Viking-trener". www.tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). 24 November 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Burchnall har fått sparken i Viking". www.aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Wiggen ferdig i Viking etter massiv kritikk". www.nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.