Joey Barton faces the media for the first time as Fleetwood manager

Joey Barton faced the media for the first time as a manager on Monday when he was unveiled as Fleetwood Town boss.

Monday, 4th June 2018, 1:01 pm
Updated Monday, 4th June 2018, 1:02 pm
Joey Barton at his first press conference as Fleetwood Town manager.
Joey Barton at his first press conference as Fleetwood Town manager.

The former Burnley midfielder's 13-month ban for betting on football matches ended on Saturday, allowing him to finally take up the role as boss of the League One club.

Barton was announced as John Sheridan's successor in April on a three-year deal but was unable to start work until his suspension from football activities was served.

Clint Hill, who played alongside Barton at QPR and Rangers, and Steve Eyre have joined Fleetwood as first-team coaches.

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Joey Barton at his first press conference as Fleetwood Town manager.

Fleetwood finished 14th in League One last season after Sheridan replaced the sacked Uwe Rosler in February with the club in 20th place.