Before his coaching career : Andy THORN

Thorn began a playing career with Wimbledon in 1984, playing as a traditional English centre half in the Crazy Gang, alongside Dennis Wise, Lawrie Sanchez and Vinnie Jones. Oh my god what a defense !! During his initial period at the club he played 107 league games, scoring twice, and also winning five England U21 caps. But his career high performance with the Crazy Gang was the FA Cup victory over the Reds in 1988 (Have a look on this special topic : The Wimbledon's Crazy Gang). Thorn left Wimbledon in 1988 to play for Newcastle United. Although he stayed at St James' Park for only one year, he was nevertheless a mainstay in the starting line-up during the 1988-89 season, before moving on to Crystal Palace in November 1989, where he is now remembered as a legend.He was credited with improving a poor defence, helping secure Palace's top-flight status. He appeared in Palace's first Cup Final, the 1990 FA Cup Final. After a comeback at Wimbledon in 1994, Thorn played finally to Tranmere Rovers, before retiring prematurely in 1998 due to a knee injury, aged 31. Thorn joined Coventry City as chief scout before becoming caretaker-manager alongside Steve Harrison after Aidy Boothroyd's departure. Coventry enjoyed a successful close to the season under his leadership, losing only one game against Middlesbrough. His first game as the official manager of the club was the final home game of the 2010–2011 season against Reading. After a dispointed 2011-12 season which saw Coventry relegated to the Football League First Division Coventry Borad agreed to keep Thorn for 2012-13 season but Thorn was sacked as manager on 26 August 2012 after a 2-2 home draw against Bury in which Coventry lost a two-goal advantage in the second half and were booed off at the end of the game. Since his "crazy gang" period, Thorn have really change :
This picture just below makes me think at a very famou TV show in France "L'amour est dans le pré" that we can translate by "Love is in the countryside". May be a possibility for Thorn after been sacked ?

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