Michael Jolley leaves Burnley to become AFC Eskilstuna boss
By James Dale
Last Updated: 13/06/17 4:50pm
Michael Jolley has left his role as a Burnley coach to become manager of Swedish top-flight side AFC Eskilstuna.
After a three-year spell in charge of Burnley's under-23 development side Jolley has left to become a No 1 for the first time in his career - with his new club sat bottom of the division and without a win this season.
"The opportunity to become a manager in my own right is one that I simply could not turn down," said Jolley. "It's a big challenge for me to test myself in a different football culture.
"I hope that I can apply some of the lessons I have learnt from working here at Burnley in the Swedish Premier League."
Jolley, a Cambridge University graduate and UEFA Pro Licence holder, has held a number of key positions in England and Scotland, and has been involved in upgrading Burnley's academy to Category 2 status.
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"I am incredibly grateful to Sean Dyche, his staff, and all the people at Burnley FC for three fantastic years at this unique football club," added Jolly, whose first game in charge of his new side will be a trip to league leaders Malmo on July 1.
"The manager has been a huge influence on me and it has been a privilege to serve as a member of his staff."