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Barnes ready for Rovers post
14 Jun 2009 - 17:13:44
John Barnes is excited about the prospect of becoming the new manager of Tranmere Rovers.
The 45-year-old former England international has been waiting for a chance to manage in English football and is set to be named as Ronnie Moore's successor at Prenton Park.
He told Sky Sports News: "I'm looking forward to it immensely. Tranmere nearly got into the play-offs last year and I believe they can push on this year.
"If you look at what Reading have done and if you look at what Burnley have done, you don't need to have the best players and lots of money to be successful.
"If players are committed and have desire and you have the organisation, you just have to encourage them to play and that's what I'll be doing at Tranmere.
"They were one minute away from getting into the play-offs before missing out to the eventual winners Scunthorpe, so all is not wrong at Tranmere at all."