Arsenal lose Terry Burton after academy snub

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Arsenal under-21 manager Terry Burton will leave the club in the summer after being overlooked for the head of academy role, reports the Guardian.

Arsene Wenger was forced to look for a new head of the academy after Liam Brady announced his decision to retire at the end of the season. Wenger opted for current Wolfsburg assistant manager Andries Jonker.

That decision has not gone down too well with Burton, who has decided to leave the Gunners after being snubbed for the role. His decision to leave, coupled with Brady's departure, will mean a significant reshuffle behind the scenes at the famous Arsenal academy.

Burton rejoined the club in 2012 after Pat Rice's retirement forced Wenger to move Steve Bould and Neil Banfield to the first team in what was the biggest reshuffle of the Arsenal development set-up since Wenger arrived.

Wenger chose to hire externally this time with Jonker's impressive CV doing enough to convince the Frenchman. Jonker has been assistant Louis van Gaal at Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past and will lead Arsenal's academy from next season.

During his first spell with Arsenal, Burton helped to bring through the likes of Tony Adams, Paul Merson and Martin Keown. He has been the manager of AFC Wimbledon and held coaching roles at Watford, Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday in the past.

He recently missed out on the England under-20 managerial position to Aidy Boothroyd.

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