Weatherstone quits Turf Moor

Last updated : 16 January 2014 By Tony Scholes

Weatherstone arrived at Burnley in May 2011 during the Eddie Howe era. He'd previously played for Jason Tindall at Weymouth and initially was brought in as a senior scout. However, soon after the start of the 2012/13 season he was given the role of Under-21 Manager at Burnley,  replacing Blake who had been combining that role with the position of academy manager.

This was his first coaching role after a playing career at Oxford, Boston, Yeovil, Hornchurch, Stevenage, Weymouth, Crawley and Eastbourne and then working as a part time manager in retail.

Blake will assume the responsibility again, but I believe that could be just a short term decision until a new appointment has been made. During recent under-21 games there is no doubt that Tony Loughlan has been a major influence in the technical area and I expect that to continue.

Burnley Football Club have reported that he's left to take up a first team coach position elsewhere. No indication has been given as to where he is heading but a position with a south coast based Championship club would not come as a major surprise, maybe one who have just lost their first team coach to a League Two club in Devon.