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Ian Baraclough Officially Becomes Assistant Manager

29 July 2016

Former Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough has officially penned a two-year contract to become Oldham Athletic’s assistant manager.

Baraclough provides a wealth of experience both as a player and a manager.

In a 20-year playing career, he made over 700 appearances most notably for Scunthorpe United, Notts County and Queens Park Rangers. 

He started his managerial career with fellow Sky Bet League One side Scunthorpe in 2010.

Baraclough left in 2011 and was appointed manager of League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers where he won more than half of his games in charge.

In his 86 games in charge, he won 44 games, drawing 25 and losing only 17.

Motherwell was his next destination in December 2014 where he met manager Steve Robinson.

The pair struck up a good relationship and Baraclough admitted it was an easy decision to join Robinson and Oldham Athletic.

He said: “I’ve been here two or three weeks now and it’s been enjoyable but very busy which is just how you want it to be. 

“It’s been great to get back on the pitch again, amongst players within a football club, and for a good club at that then it is exciting times for me.

“I know the manager well and we bang ideas together, we know how each other work and for me it has been a good combination so hopefully we can bring that into this job.”

An interview with Ian Baraclough will be available on Latics PlayerHD later today.

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