Chief scout Henderson ends Burnley role

Tim Henderson
Tim Henderson

BURNLEY Football Club can confirm that chief scout Tim Henderson has left Turf Moor by mutual consent.

Henderson joined the Clarets in January, 2010 under former manager Brian Laws after previously working at Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

With responsibilities for opposition analysis, as well as recruitment, he was instrumental in the signings of Danny Fox and Jack Cork but leaves following a re-shuffle of manager Eddie Howe’s backroom staff.

“I have enjoyed my time with the club immensely. It is what we call in the industry a ‘proper club’, full of tradition, good people and strong core values,” said Henderson.

“Although ending in disappointment, the highlight of my time at the club was our Premier League campaign.

“That will be a stand-out memory for me as every professional wants to pit their wits against the top clubs in the best league.”

He added:”I wish the club well for the future. A respectable finish has been obtained after a season of transition and I am sure a busy summer lies ahead while the manager looks to shape and mould his team for another championship campaign - one I believe can be successful if everyone is patient and gets behind the team.”

Burnley FC Chief Executive Lee Hoos said: “We thank Tim for his considerable efforts during his time at Turf Moor.

“He made a valued contribution to the coaching and playing staff during his time with us and we wish him well as he pursues his future career.”