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Assistant Manager

Andy Farrell




Date of birth




A Turf Moor stalwart, Andy Farrell has given outstanding service to the Clarets both as a player and coach.

Colchester-born, Farrell was brought up through the ranks at his local side, making his first team debut for the Us in 1983.

He played 128 games for the Essex club before moving to Burnley in 1987, making his debut against his former side.

The midfielder spent seven busy years at the Turf, making 349 appearances and scoring 25 goals and sharing in two promotion successes.

He is still to date, the only Burnley player to have played twice at Wembley – in the 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final and the 1994 third tier play-off final -  and also the only player to have worn every shirt number 1-11.

After leaving the Clarets in September, 1994, Farrell had spells at Wigan Athletic, Rochdale, Morecambe and Leigh RMI before hanging his boots up in 2002.

He returned to Turf Moor to start coaching in the club’s youth system in a part-time capacity in 1999 before being appointed on a full-time basis a couple of years later.

As assistant to the under-18s with  youth coach Terry Pashley, Farrell helped the Clarets reach the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2012.

Farrell then moved up to become assistant coach to the under-23s under Michael Jolley in 2015, staying in that position when the departed Jolley was replaced by Michael Duff in July, 2017.