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Eyre looking forward to getting started at Fleetwood

22 May 2018

First team coach Steve Eyre says he is looking forward to an ‘outstanding opportunity’ as part of Fleetwood Town’s backroom staff.

Eyre and Clint Hill were confirmed on Monday afternoon as part of new head coach Joey Barton’s first team staff, with the 46 year-old bringing a wealth of experience to the role.

The former Rochdale manager will begin work on June 2 at the club, ahead of what the new 2018/19 Sky Bet League One campaign.

“I am delighted to join Fleetwood Town as the club and myself take the next step in our development,” said Eyre.

“The infrastructure here is brilliant with excellent facilities, an improving youth academy and a growing fan base. The chairman and the board are very ambitious and it’s an exciting challenge as we look to build on the previous successes into the new season and beyond.

“I have been coaching now for 27 years and Fleetwood is a team I have always followed, as lots of players who I have previously coached have been here. It’s great to arrive myself and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Steve will again link up with Barton, who he first came into contact with Joey came through the academy at Manchester City. 

“Joe joined us at Manchester City as a 14 year old. He came with his own plan and dreams and without doubt there was some great coaching support for him there, which saw him develop into a top Premier League footballer and England international. 

“Witnessing this at close hand makes the coaching journey so special and I actually think he’s been planning for Management for many years now. He’s a born leader and I speak for us all that we can’t wait to get going.”

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