The colourful former English goalkeeper announced on Twitter that he was taking on a coaching role with the Singapore national teamFormer English Premier League goalkeeper John Burridge is the latest name to join the Singapore national coaching set-up.
Burridge, who still holds the record for being the oldest player to feature in the Premier League, having turned out for Manchester City in 1995 at the age of 43, Tweeted on his personal account about the move.
Here's the big news I promised you. I have left Dubie Al Wasl club and joined Singapore national team. Massive change in my life. Needed it.— John Burridge (@TheBudgieTweets) February 2, 2014
Goal Singapore understands that Burridge has been with the Courts Young Lions squad who were recently in Turkey for a training tour. He was pictured in coaching sessions with goalkeepers Rudy Khairullah and senior team custodian Hassan Sunny.
The 62-year-old had a near 30-year spell as a goalkeeper with a host of different clubs and has also worked as a goalkeeping coach in Asia, notably helping discover then unknown Omani youngster Ali Al-Habsi.
Burridge is also a respected football pundit having appeared on StarHub's Football Channel. He was last engaged as a goalkeeping coach with UAE side Al Wasl FC.
Football Association of Singapore (FAS) could not be reached in time for a comment.