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Ian Butterworth
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Personal information
Full name Ian Stuart Butterworth
Date of birth 25 January 1964 (1964-01-25) (age 45)
Place of birth    Nantwich, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Coventry City
Nottingham Forest
Norwich City (loan)
Norwich City
King's Lynn
Colorado Rapids
IK Brage
Stafford Rangers
Cobh Ramblers
090 (0)
027 (0)
004 (0)
231 (4)
00? (?)
017 (0)
011 (0)
00? (?)
00? (?)
363 (4)   
Teams managed
IK Brage
Cobh Ramblers
Norwich City (caretaker)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Ian Stuart Butterworth (born 25 January 1964 in Nantwich) is a former professional footballer, formerly assistant and caretaker manager at Norwich City.[1]

Butterworth was a central defender who started his career at Coventry City then joined Nottingham Forest as part of a deal that also took future England international Stuart Pearce to Forest from Coventry. At the start of the 1986–87 season Butterworth spent a month on loan at Norwich City before signing for the club permanently for a fee of £160,000.

He was a regular for 8 years at Norwich in the centre of defence until knee injuries forced him to retire. An attempt to resurrect his career at King's Lynn failed and Ian moved to the USA to play for the Colorado Rapids.

Butterworth restarted his career in Sweden with IK Brage (11 apps 0 goals) and in September 1997 he became Player Manager but wanted to return home and joined Stafford Rangers as a player. In the early part of 1998 He joined Cobh Ramblers as Player Manager.

In May 1998 he joined Darlington as assistant manager but resigned on 2 July 2000. In October 2000 he joined Cardiff as assistant he was there to 2004 until Sam Hammam sacked him.[2]

He had a stint as coach at Bristol Rovers and the FA before joining Hartlepool United as reserve team manager.[3]

In 2004, Norwich supporters voted Butterworth into the club's Hall of Fame.

In February 2009, Butterworth was appointed Assistant Manager at Norwich City, working alongside new manager Bryan Gunn, a former team-mate.[1] He was made caretaker manager after Gunn's sacking in August, but he resigned on 19 August shortly after the appointment of new manager Paul Lambert.

Managerial statistics

As of 18th August 2009.
Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Norwich City England 13 August 2009 19 August 2009 2 0 1 1 0
Total 2 0 1 1 0


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