HISTORY OF THE CLUB
A player with Wolves, Liverpool, Workington and Scunthorpe, Keith joined the coaching staff at Newcastle United in 1968, serving as assistant coach for three years and first team coach for four years.
He arrived at the Lane in June 1975 as coach alongside manager Terry Neill and took over as boss in July 1976. Unfortunately, his first season saw us relegated but better times were around the corner and we bounced straight back into the top flight.
The coup of Argentinian World Cup winning pair Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa for the start of the 1978-79 season breathed new life into the Club.
In 1980-81 the 100th FA Cup Final was won, thanks to Villa's now infamous winning goal in the replay against Manchester City and 12 months later Burkinshaw became the first manager to lead his side to two major finals at Wembley in the same season. We retained the FA Cup in 1982 against QPR.
On April 2, 1984, Burkinshaw announced his resignation with effect from May 31. His final match in charge saw the UEFA Cup Final won at the Lane in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Anderlecht.