Keith Burkinshaw

Keith Burkinshaw is one of Tottenham Hotspur's most successful managers in their history.

He served at White Hart Lane from 1976 to 1984, winning to FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in the process. The FA Cup triumps were in successive seasons (1981 and 1982) in an era of Spurs greats which included Burkinshaw's key signings of Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa.

Their UEFA Cup win came over R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1984 which was his final game in charge.

Prior to managing Tottenham, Burkinshaw had coaching spells in Zambia and also at Newcastle United.

After Spurs, Burkinshaw had spells as manager of the Bahrain national side and later Sporting Clube de Portugal. He then later returned to England to manage Gillingham.

Burkinshaw was then Chief Scout for Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardiles at Swindon Town and in May 1992, he became assistant to Ardiles at West Bromwich Albion. When Ardiles moved to managed Tottenham, Burkinshaw then appointed manager.

A spell as Director of Football and caretaker manager at Aberdeen followed before Keith became the assistant manager of Watford, where he helped the club reach the Premier League in 2006.

Honours (4)
  • european-trophies
    • Sporting CP:
      • Portuguese Super Cup Winner, (1987-12-20)
    • Tottenham Hotspur:
      • UEFA Cup Winners, (1984-05-23)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Tottenham Hotspur:
      • FA Cup Winners, (1982-05-27)
      • FA Cup Winners, (1981-05-14)
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