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Joey Barton to be appointed new Head Coach

Fleetwood Town can confirm an agreement has been reached which will see Joey Barton named Head Coach on June 2nd.

The vastly experienced 35-year-old, who excelled during his top-flight playing career with the likes of Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers and most recently Burnley, will take charge of the club’s first team this summer after signing a three-year deal.

On the news, Barton said: “I’m very excited by the challenge and the project at Fleetwood Town.

“It’s a club I’ve known for a long time, and a chairman I already have a very good relationship with.

“My first job in management was always going to be a big decision for me and I’m delighted with the opportunity ahead, I’m joining a club with big ambitions. I’m looking forward to getting started on June 2nd.”

Andy added: “This is a huge appointment for Fleetwood Town Football Club and one I’m very excited about.

“Joey not only brings a host of experience and profile, but I also feel he has the potential to become one of the best in the new generation of coaches”

“He’s someone I’ve known for a number of years and I am convinced he’s ready to make the step into management, and that he will be a huge success.

“Joey will be able to build-on the fantastic work done by John Sheridan during the last couple of months, one he deserves huge credit for.

John joined us on a short term arrangement with the aim of keeping us in League One and I’m delighted he’s been able to do that.

“Today’s news signals a new chapter for Fleetwood Town which starts on June 2nd, and one which we are all excited about.”

Andy has spoken to Fleetwood Town’s media team following the recent news about the managerial changes at the club.

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Fleetwood Town posted a £4.5m pre-tax profit

Fleetwood Town not only escaped relegation last term but the club also returned to the black as recently released accounts show they posted a £4.5m pre-tax profit.

It took a final day win over Crewe Alexandra to ensure Town’s League One status last season but they have gone from strength to strength on the pitch this term.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Town profit from their success in League One‘ story.

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Fleetwood will be ready for promotion

Town are exceeding Andy’s expectations as they prepare for the business end of the season battling at the right end of League One.

Uwe Rosler’s side are unbeaten in 17 league games and remain third after last night’s favourable results.

They are preparing for Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe, who are still above them on goal difference only after last night’s 2-1 home defeat by Wimbledon, and Pilley will provide free coach travel for 50 Fleetwood High School students to encourage the next generation to join the Cod Army.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Pilley: No targets but if Fleetwood go up we’ll be ready‘ story.

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Ash Hunter is statistically better than Ronaldo

Cod Army hotshot Ash Hunter is statistically better than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Andy said: “His goals per minute ratio is exceptional. I’d be very surprised if anyone in League One has a better ratio over the last 18 months.

“He is a player we have really high hopes for. He has clearly got something.”

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Stats prove our Ash is deadlier than Ronaldo‘ story.