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Joey Barton to become head coach of Fleetwood Town

Joey Barton has been appointed as head coach of Fleetwood Town and will take charge of the club when his ban from football ends on June 2.

The 35-year-old was banned by the FA last year after being found guilty of breaching betting rules.

Barton’s role at Fleetwood will be his first as a coach and follows a playing career in which he represented Manchester City, Newcastle and Burnley, among other clubs.

Barton – who has signed a three-year deal at Highbury Stadium – said: “I’m very excited by the challenge and the project at Fleetwood Town. It’s a club I’ve known for a long time, and a chairman I already have a very good relationship with.

“My first job in management was always going to be a big decision for me and I’m delighted with the opportunity ahead – I’m joining a club with big ambitions.

“I’m looking forward to getting started on June 2.”

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley added: “This is a huge appointment for Fleetwood and one I’m very excited about.

“Joey not only brings a host of experience and profile, but I also feel he has the potential to become one of the best in the new generation of coaches.

“He’s someone I’ve known for a number of years and I’m convinced he’s ready to make the step into management, and that he will be a huge success.

“Today’s news signals a new chapter for Fleetwood which starts on June 2, and one which we are all excited about.”




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