Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

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Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:37 am

Baraclough to Motherwell


Motherwell have chosen former Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough to succeed departed manager Stuart McCall.
The 44-year Englishman was sacked by the Irish club in June, having won the league title and two cups in a two-and-a-half year stint.
Kenny Black, McCall's assistant, will take the team for Saturday's home game with Ross County.
Black's future is unclear, with talks planned over the coming days to establish whether he will stay on.
Baraclough was one of six candidates interviewed for the post, with Terry Butcher taking himself out of contention this week.
Former players Mitchell van der Gaag and Rob Maaskant were spoken to, along with ex-Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels and Black.
Motherwell finished second behind Celtic in the top flight in the last two seasons but have struggled for form this term and sit 10th in the Premiership, with just three wins from 15 games.
McCall resigned in early November after a run of five consecutive defeats, having joined the club in 2010.
Baraclough had a brief spell as manager of Scunthorpe from September 2010 to March 2011, having ended his playing career at Glanford Park.


http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30462209


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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby SayWhatYouSee » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Delighted for Baraclough, one of the good guys---delighted also that "Pat the Rat" and his unsuccessful tenure at Hibs has not dissuaded SPL clubs from employing good guys who have produced the goods in Ireland----best of luck Ian.......BTW....Anybody remember the last man to manage Motherwell who began his managerial career in Ireland???!....

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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:24 pm

Our ex gaffer Jim gannon?
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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:54 pm

Ian Baraclough has got some flak from Pat Fenlon who reckons he was disrespectful in comments about the League of Ireland and previous managers who have come from Ireland to Scotland

http://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/ ... ul-4846500

This piece gives a flavour of how the Scotish media view the performances of Pat Fenlon, Stephen Kenny and Jim Gannon:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/opinion/sp ... nt-4818387
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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby dell » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:39 pm

Sam Allerdyce has always mentioned his time at Limerick on his road to managing (a current top 4 place) in the EPL. Maybe its bias but SK was given a thankless task where Dunfermilne were well adrift but got back in to the battle to avoid relegation - didnt it go to the last day? and a Cup final too. Fenlon was hardly as bad as Terry Butcher. As for Gannon and 100 or whatever point plan, well he was hardly a success at Dundalk so why his tenure could be hailed as so eludes me. Stockport went non league and he was appointed from his much more recent time in England not straight from the 'Irish League'. If it is an old folly for Motherwell to appoint Baraclough from a League of Ireland background what does it say about the clubs directors?

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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby colymull » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:44 am

Is it only me that thinks that Daily record report smacks a bit of racism?? Talk of "blarney" and "football backwater" doesn't sit well with me. We all know that our league isn't the best in the world (ground standards being the biggest difference) However, outside of Celtic and rangers when they were there, the top 5/6 clubs here would easily hold their own in the SPL.
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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby Johnny Guitar » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:22 pm

The daily record is like aScottish version of the Sun. A complete rag of a paper. Tbh the reader of this would not be members of MENSA.
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Re: Ian Baraclough - Motherwell's new manager

Postby dell » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:15 am

colymull wrote:, outside of Septic and rangers the top 5/6 clubs here would easily hold their own in the SPL.


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