Butterfield takes on dual role

Date published: Thursday 14th May 2015 10:45

The 35-year-old former Crystal Palace player was out of contract after being with the Grecians since September 2013 and he has now agreed a deal to stay at St James Park with added coaching responsibilities.

“Danny is a perfect candidate for development into the coaching rank,” boss Paul Tisdale told the club’s official website.

“He has still got a lot of football in him and we are still expecting a contribution on the field, but we are delighted that he is thinking about moving into coaching.

“This year he has done a lot of work in the academy and it seems a natural step for him to move into. I think that development is something that we do really well – whether that is young players learning their trade, or senior players learning new skills as well.

“He is someone who we wish to develop into a coaching position, and this is a very good opportunity for him and us.

“Danny is an excellent influence on the players around him and it is going to be a big help to see him involved more often on the coaching side, as well as continuing adding with his guidance and ability on the pitch.”

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