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Joey Barton is the new manager of Bristol Rovers

Mon 22 February 2021 | 22:57

The West Country team removed ex-manager, Paul Tisdale on February 10 and are out of the League One relegation zone with just two points after Saturday's defeat against Gillingham.

Joey Barton has been selected as the new manager of

Bristol Rovers

. He has stroke a deal at the Memorial Stadium until 2023 and will lead the team against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night.

Team president, Wael Al Qadi announced:

"We are delighted to welcome Joey to Bristol Rovers and look forward to working closely with him to progress our football club forward.

"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.

"He's got a good knowledge of the league already thanks to his spell at Fleetwood and has shown his credentials at delivering results and getting the best out of the players he works with.

"We are confident that he will be able to continue the ongoing development of the younger players coming through the ranks at the club and speaking to him, I know his ambitions align with what we want to achieve as a football club.

"I want to wish Joey, the staff and the players the very best of luck for the coming games, as we look to cement our safety in Sky Bet League One and build for the future."

Barton started managing Fleetwood since 2018, but they parted ways with the 38-year-old in this year's January.

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