GRA­HAM BARROW FACTFILE

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Born: Chor­ley, 1954 (Age 62) Play­ing ca­reer: Re­leased by Black­burn at 16, Barrow spent the first decade of his ca­reer in NonLeague as an at­tack­ing mid­fielder with Chor­ley, South­port and Al­trin­cham, win­ning two Al­liance League ti­tles with the lat­ter. He joined Wi­gan for £10,000 in 1981, win­ning pro­mo­tion to Divi­sion Three in his first sea­son and go­ing on to score 36 goals in 212 games. Barrow made a £6,000 switch to Ch­ester in 1986 and spent the next eight years at the Deva, play­ing 248 times. From 1988, he had a dual role as cap­tain and as­sis­tant man­ager to Harry McNally and even­tu­ally stepped up to be­come boss in 1992. Man­age­rial ca­reer: Barrow led Ch­ester to a Divi­sion Three run­nerup spot in 1993-94 (the fi­nal game of the sea­son was also his last as a player) but re­signed af­ter a clash with the board. He then had 61 games in charge of Wi­gan, res­cu­ing the Lat­ics from rel­e­ga­tion to the Con­fer­ence in 1994-95. Next came three medi­ocre sea­sons and a spell as as­sis­tant at Notts County, be­fore a re­turn to Ch­ester in 2000-01. Though his ten­ure lasted only a sea­son, Barrow fin­ished eighth in the Con­fer­ence, won the Con­fer­ence Cup and reached the FA Cup third round. Af­ter two sea­sons with Bury, he was sacked in 2006 and spent time coach­ing at Ch­ester and Al­trin­cham. He has been at Wi­gan since 2009, as academy coach, first team coach and as­sis­tant man­ager, also hav­ing two care­taker spells in charge. He was named in­terim man­ager on March 13.

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