Joey Barton has been appointed Bristol Rovers manager, the club confirmed on
Monday. Barton has signed a deal until 2023 and is joined by assistant manager Clint Hill
and first-team coach Andy Mangan,
The former midfielder, 38, replaces Paul Tisdale at the Memorial Stadium on a contract
Barton spent two-and-a-half years as Fleetwood’s boss between June 2018 and his ugly
departure last month. He won 51 of his 128 games in charge with the Cod Army.
Now the one-cap England international is faced with keeping Rovers
in EFL League One, The Gas are currently 18th in the table, one of three teams on 27
points and just two clear of the relegation zone.
Barton, assistant manager Clint Hill, and first-team coach Andy Mangan.
will take charge of their first game when Wigan travel to the Mem tomorrow night.
“We are delighted to welcome Joey to Bristol Rovers and look forward to working closely
with him to progress our football club forward,” Rovers’ president Wael Al-Qadi said.
“Joey’s experience in the game is matched by his passion for coaching and delivering results, which made him a standout candidate for the role.
Jack Mesure, David Coles, and Kevin Maher will remain part of Rovers’ coaching staff, and
Barton will work in tandem with director of football Tommy Widdrington