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Barrow appoints former Blackburn midfielder David Dunn as their new manager

Barrow appoints former Blackburn midfielder David Dunn as their new manager, prior to the club’s return for the first time in 48 years

  • David Dunn has signed a two-year deal to become manager of Barrow
  • The Bluebirds return to the Football League for the first time in 48 years
  • They were named National League champions after the season had been cut
  • Dunn replaces Ian Evatt, who took charge of Bolton, as manager

Former Blackburn star David Dunn has been confirmed as Barrow’s new manager as they prepare for their long-awaited return to the English football league.

Barrow confirmed the appointment on Thursday morning and posted a photo of their new manager holding up the club’s scarf on the field.

Exciting times await for Barrow after returning to the English football league for the first time in 48 years after being appointed National League Champion after the season was curtailed by the corona virus pandemic.

David Dunn has been appointed as the new manager of Barrow with a two-year contract

David Dunn has been appointed as the new manager of Barrow with a two-year contract

Dunn has left his role as Blackpool’s assistant head coach to replace Ian Evatt for a two-year contract with Barrow.

Evatt left Barrow in early July after landing the job to take charge of League One outfit Bolton Wanderers.

Following news of Dunn’s appointment, Barrow chairman Paul Hornby spoke of his joy in securing the club’s number one target.

Dunn replaced Ian Evatt (pictured) as Barrow's new manager after moving to Bolton

Dunn replaced Ian Evatt (pictured) as Barrow's new manager after moving to Bolton

Dunn replaced Ian Evatt (pictured) as Barrow’s new manager after moving to Bolton

Hornby said, “As soon as we knew David was available and wanted the position, we made him our main target. He is an exceptionally talented coach and ticked all the boxes with the owners.

“His football philosophy and playing style are a perfect match for our line-up, and he also knows some of our players who met our requirements for a seamless transition.

“After meeting David, we knew he would be the man to take the club to the next level.”

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