According to The Sun’s columnist Alan Nixon, Chelsea assistant coach Anthony Barry is on Huddersfield Town’s short list for the managerial position.
Barry, who was hired in 2020, has stayed on Chelsea’s coaching staff despite Graham Potter’s arrival and has previously worked with squads led by Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel. When Lampard was hired by Everton earlier this year, it is believed that he tried to get Barry onto his coaching staff. Lampard is a Blues legend.
According to reports, the 36-year-old is content where he is in west London, but he would move to Yorkshire if the Terriers can meet his goals.
Although he has never held a managerial position before, compensation is not anticipated to be a concern for the struggling Championship team, and he would fit into their system.
Barry had two playing stints at Accrington Stanley, where he also started his coaching career. He also worked with Jamie Vardy to assist Fleetwood Town win back-to-back promotions to the Football League in 2012. Since his retirement as a player, he has had international coaching positions with the Republic of Ireland and Belgium.
The play-off champions from last year fired Danny Schofield after their sixth loss in eight games, and they are currently second-to-last in the league. On Saturday against Cardiff City, they earned a crucial three points under the temporary leadership of Narcis Pelach and Paul Harsley.
The bookmakers’ favourite for the position is David Wagner, who guided the team to the Premier League for the first time in 2017. Steven Schumacher, the manager of Plymouth, is also a candidate.
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