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Winterburn given Blackburn role

Former Arsenal and West Ham defender Nigel Winterburn
Winterburn finished his playing career at West Ham

Former Arsenal full-back Nigel Winterburn is to join manager Paul Ince's backroom team at Blackburn to work as defensive coach.

The 44-year-old will travel with Rovers to their pre-season training camp in Germany on Wednesday.

After retiring in 2003, Winterburn has been working in the media.

Rovers chairman John Williams said: "Pulling together a new backroom team with the right balance of skills, experience and ideas is important."


Winterburn's most successful years were spent with the Gunners and he was part of the Arsenal back four that claimed league titles in 1989, 1991 and 1998 and a host of cup successes.

His last club as a player was West Ham, who released him after their relegation from the top flight in 2003.

see also
Fowler to link up with Blackburn
11 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Bentley is still a Rover - Nelsen
08 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Ince appoints Knox at Blackburn
07 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Blackburn appoint Ince as manager
22 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Winterburn calls time
23 Jul 03 |  West Ham

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