John Barnes MBE

John Barnes has managerial experience at national team level as well as in Scotland with Celtic and England with Tranmere Rovers.

He was appointed as Head Coach of the Jamaican National Team after being appointed in September 2008. Barnes then returned to club football management with Tranmere after previously managing Celtic after a successful playing career.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Barnes began his playing with Watford before going on to achieve stardom in a Liverpool side he helped to two league titles. Barnes finished his playing career with spells at Newcastle and Charlton.

In addition to winning two league titles, Barnes won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1989 and 1992 as well as the League Cup in 1995. He played 79 times for England and scored 12 goals. Barnes was voted Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year twice in his career and he also won the PFA Players' Player of the Year. In 2005, Barnes was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the English game.

In 1999, Barnes was appointed head coach of Celtic, working under Kenny Dalglish as director of football. After a brief spell with Celtic, Barnes returned to football in late 2007 after he agreed to run several coaching clinics across the Caribbean.

Barnes succeeded the Jamaican post from Brazilian Rene Simoes and then took over at Prenton Park after Ronnie Moore's departure.

Barnes was confirmed as the manager of Tranmere Rovers on 15 June 2009 and would remain in the role until October 09.


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