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Liverpool legend Barnes set to takeover at Tranmere after leaving Jamaica post

09 Jun 2009 02:29:59

Liverpool legend Barnes set to takeover at Tranmere after leaving Jamaica post

Jamaica coach John Barnes has been replaced at the helm by Theodore Whitmore after being told his contract would not be renewed. The 45-year-old former England international was appointed on a seven-month deal in November and led the team to five wins and four draws during his tenure. However, Barnes has been told he will not be offered a new contract by the Jamaican Football Federation at the end of June, and is now expected to take the reins at Coca-Cola League One side Tranmere. 'Yes, I am disappointed that I would not be going to the Gold Cup (in July) because I could have started the contract (with Tranmere) after the Gold Cup,' Barnes said. 'But I fully accept and understand the JFF decision that they will appoint Theodore, as of now, to give him a chance to experience football at the highest level. 'I have to thank the JFF for giving me an opportunity in doing something I love. It is something I wanted to get involved with for a long time and they gave me that opportunity.' Elsewhere, John Sheridan will reassemble his former Oldham backroom team Mark Crossley and Tommy Wright when he takes charge of Chesterfield on a three-year deal.


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