There is hardly anything worthy of note in the 21 months that Burtenshaw was in charge and he must surely rank as Wednesday s worst ever manager. One possible highlight was a last minute goal by Ken Knighton in their final game of the 1973-74 season against Bolton Wanderers, which staved off relegation from the Second Division for one more season. In 1974-75 relegation was not to be denied. After a 1-0 win against Southampton at the end of December, they went four months and 17 games without a win, during which time they managed to score just two goals.
After becoming Queen s Park Ranger s manager in 1978, he demonstrated once again his special talent for getting teams relegated, when he took them down at the first attempt. After that he decided he was too much of a liability as a manager and took the wise decision not to pursue that career.
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