Gray and Hoskin leave Burnley FC

RELEASED: Stuart Gray
RELEASED: Stuart Gray

Burnley Football Club can confirm that first-team coach Stuart Gray and development/reserve-team coach Ashley Hoskin are to leave Turf Moor.

Their departures form part of a long-term restructuring of the Clarets’ management set-up.

Gray, who had previously managed Southampton and Northampton Town, joined Burnley in January, 2010.

Following the departure of Brian Laws last December, he enjoyed a successful spell as caretaker-manager, guiding the team to two wins and a draw in four league and cup games in January.

The 51-year-old, who had also previously held coaching roles with Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, continued as first-team coach after the appointment of Eddie Howe, but leaves following an end-of-season review of the Clarets’ coaching and playing set-up.

Hoskin, 43, was appointed as development/reserve-team coach at the start of the 2010/11 season.

A joint-role saw the former Clarets’ winger work with the club’s development squad, in addition to steering the reserve side to runners-up in the totesport.com league.

Burnley Football Club would like to thank Stuart and Ashley for their efforts during their time at Turf Moor and wish them well in their future careers.