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Michael Duff



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Michael Duff was appointed Cheltenham Town manager in September 2018.

His appointment saw him undertake his first senior managerial role in football having previously been in charge of the under-23s and under-18s squads at Burnley.

It also saw him return to the club where he started a playing career that saw him make over 700 appearances and represent Northern Ireland at international level.

After breaking into the Robins set-up as a young defender in the nineties, he became a first team regular at Cheltenham, scoring the winning goal against Yeovil Town in 1999 to help the club clinch promotion to the Football League for the first time.

His excellent form saw him make over 300 appearances for the Robins and capture the eye of clubs further up the pyramid, and in the summer of 2004 he joined Burnley. 

He earned legendary status at Turf Moor, helping Burnley win promotion to the Premier League on three occasions.

He has also represented Northern Ireland, the county of his birth, earning 24 caps. 

Upon his retirement from playing he was appointed under-18s manager at Burnley and stepped up to become under-23s boss ahead of his appointment at Cheltenham.

In his first full season in charge in the 2019/20 campaign he led the club to the League Two play-off semi-finals.