GRAHAM BARROW FACTFILE
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.