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Fleetwood announce Joey Barton to become new manager


Joey Barton will become the new manager of League One side Fleetwood Town this summer - one day after his ban for betting ends.

Barton was suspended for 18 months by the Football Association in April 2017 after he was found to have placed 1,260 bets on matches over 10 years.

His punishment was reduced by five months on appeal and ends on 1 June.

"I'm very excited by the challenge," the ex-England, Manchester City, Newcastle and Burnley midfielder said.

"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 and I'm delighted. I'm joining a club with big ambitions."

John Sheridan, who replaced Uwe Rosler as Fleetwood boss in February, will leave at the end of the season.


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