It is with great sadness that we learnt earlier today of the passing of former Swansea City manager Frank Burrows, at the age of 77.
The popular Scot was appointed Swans boss in March 1991 and won the Welsh Cup and Football League Trophy before leaving the club in 1995.
Having just missed out on promotion to the old First Division in the 1992-93 play-offs, Frankie as he was affectionately known to the Jack Army, will always be best remembered as the first Swansea City manager to take the club to Wembley, when the Swans beat Huddersfield Town to win the Autoglass Trophy in April 1994.
The Swansea City first team will wear black armbands in his memory at tonight’s EFL Championship match against against Barnsley, with a further tribute planned for Saturday’s game against Reading at the Swansea dot come stadium.
League Managers Association Chief Executive Richard Bevan said: “Frank’s down-to-earth nature and passionate demeanour was widely respected across the game. Our sincere condolences go to Frank’s wife Wendy, his children Derek, Lorna and Chris, and all of his family and friends at such a sad time.”
Former Swansea players who played for Burrows also posted tributes on social media:
RIP Frank Burrows