JOEY BARTON WILL BEGIN HIS MANAGERIAL CAREER

JOEY BARTON WILL BEGIN HIS MANAGERIAL CAREER

Joey Barton will begin his managerial career at Fleetwood on 2 June when a suspension for breaking Football Association betting rules ends. He was at Burnley when he received the 18-month ban, reduced to 13, for gambling on 1,260 football matches or competitions from 2006 to 2016. The outspoken former midfielder will have his first taste of management in League One, and he is keen to begin the new challenge after signing a three-year contract with the third-tier club.
 
"I’m very excited by the challenge and the project at Fleetwood Town," he told the club's website. “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 2nd."
 
The ex-midfielder has been absent from the game since he left Burnley in 2017. Fleetwood hairman Andy Pilley added: “This is a huge appointment for Fleetwood Town Football Club 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."
 
Source: www.goal.com
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