Bristol Rovers expected to appoint Joey Barton as new head coach

Bristol Rovers expected to appoint Joey Barton as new head coach in the next 48 hours as League One club move closer to installing Paul Tisdale replacement

  • Bristol Rovers are on the verge of appointing Joey Barton as new head coach  
  • The League One side parted ways with Paul Tisdale after a poor run of form 
  • Rovers have been in talks with Barton over the long term strategy of the club
  • Barton, 38, left Fleetwood Town last month after over two years with the side 

Bristol Rovers are expected to complete their move to appoint Joey Barton as their new head coach over the next 48 hours.

Barton has been in talks with the League One club since the start of last week; discussions over the club’s long-term strategy among a number of issues that required ironing out.

But there was significant hope on Sunday that a breakthrough had been made with Barton set to be installed as Paul Tisdale’s replacement this week.

Bristol Rovers are set to complete the appointment of Joey Barton as head coach this week

The League One outfit languish in 19th having endured a poor campaign in the third tier

It is understood coaches Clint Hill and Andy Mangan – who worked under Barton at his previous managerial post with Fleetwood – are set to join the 38-year-old at Rovers.

Barton left Fleetwood last month after two years with the club. The former Newcastle star led the Cod Army to the League One play offs last season but were beaten by Wycombe Wanderers in the semi finals. 

The 38-year-old left the club in 10th position in the third tier, three points off the play off places having endured a run of one win in eight games before his departure.

Barton, 38, has held talks with the League One club and could sign within the coming 48 hours

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