Barrow, Barrow agree deal for recently departed Gillingham boss

Barrow agree deal for recently departed Gillingham boss

Barrow have agreed a deal to appoint Stephen Clemence as their new manager following his recent exit from Gillingham, according to reporter Pete O’Rourke on X.

Barrow cut ties with Pete Wild following the end of the 2023/24 campaign as they missed out on the play-offs. They finished the past season in 8th position and were a point off the top seven in the end.

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Clemence, 46, was sacked by Gillingham after they ended in 12th position and was replaced by former Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner. He has since been weighing up his next move in the game.

In this latest update regarding his situation, journalist O’Rourke has claimed on X that he is set to link up with the Bluebirds as they look to hand him a swift route back into the dugout. They will be hoping he can guide them to promotion to League One next year.

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Clemence spent his playing days as a midfielder for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City and Leicester City and made over 250 appearances before hanging up his boots in 2010.

He first delved into the coaching world at Sunderland as a development coach before joining Hull City two years later.

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The Liverpool-born later became Steve Bruce’s assistant with the Tigers and helped them win promotion to the Premier League twice during his time at the MKM Stadium, as well as getting to the FA Cup final in 2014 where they were beaten by Arsenal 3-2 at Wembley.

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Clemence later joined Bruce at Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and West Brom.

He then became a number one for the first time when Gillingham came calling in November last year after they parted ways with Neil Harris.

The ex-England youth international won 12 of his 34 matches in charge of the Kent outfit but they ended up in 12th place which ultimately ended in him getting the sack.

Barrow move on the cards

Clemence could see the Barrow job as an opportunity to prove a point after his exit from Gillingham.

The Cumbrian outfit train in Manchester in the week and were battling it out at the top end of the table last season before falling away at the end.

They will aim to do make that one step further next time around and are apparently closing in on their new head coach.

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