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Terry Burton has had his wish granted and been given the responsibility of leading
Wimbledon out of Division One.

Burton, the first man to experience relegation from the Premiership with the Don’s,
was officially announced as the club’s new manager and the man to reverse the
ailing club's fortunes.

A club statement said: "Terry is steeped in the club's traditions and was first-team
coach during our most successful seasons. He has the respect of all the players
and staff and was the directors unanimous choice to take over".

Burton was appointed caretaker-boss of the Dons following the departure of Egil
Olsen on May 1, who was sacked shortly after Wimbledon’s crucial defeat against Bradford City.

But despite the club's relegation to the First Division on the final day of the season, the 47-year-old was told he
would be given the job permanently after a meeting with the club's board this afternoon.

Burton is one of the few remaining links with the height of the Crazy Gang's powers, having arrived in 1988 after
their famous FA Cup final victory against Liverpool and fulfilling virtually every other role since then.

He was former boss Joe Kinnear's assistant for five years, as well as reserve-team boss and technical director
before that, and academy director before his elevation to be Olsen's assistant last season.
 

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I don't mean to be funny but does anyone else feel that the crazy gang have gone. They are no more and the thing is that the board are trying to reserect it now after ruining it. The Dons will not come back up IMO and I feel that they are destined to stay in the first division for a very long time.
 
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