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Butterfield joins Imps as assistant head coach

23 December 2022

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Danny Butterfield has joined City as assistant head coach.

Lincolnshire-born Butterfield spent 19 years playing professionally for a number of clubs  including Crystal Palace and Southampton, before moving into coaching in 2016.
He has experienced success as an assistant, helping Paul Tisdale’s MK Dons win promotion into Sky Bet League One in 2019.
The 43-year-old will link up with Mark Kennedy for the second time in his coaching career after the pair previously worked alongside each other at Macclesfield Town, guiding them to safety in Sky Bet League Two in 2020.
He takes on the role after leaving Southampton for whom he worked as the Saints’ Academy loans manager.
City's director of football Jez George said: “This is a fantastic appointment for the club on several levels.  Danny has previously worked with Mark and has a close relationship with him but he also brings a wealth of expertise and experience to us from his previous roles at Southampton within their academy and loans department.

"He knows League One, he will help us in our recruitment processes and with the development pathways for our young homegrown players but, most importantly, supporting Mark on a day to day basis with the coaching of the first team squad.

"We thank Southampton for their help and understanding, welcome Danny to Lincoln City and look forward to working with him.”  

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