England legend wants Amavubi job

ENGLAND and Liverpool legend John Barnes has expressed his desire to manage the scalps of Rwanda’s national football team, Amavubi Stars.
John Barnes has been reported to be interested in the Amavubi job.
John Barnes has been reported to be interested in the Amavubi job.

ENGLAND and Liverpool legend John Barnes has expressed his desire to manage the scalps of Rwanda’s national football team, Amavubi Stars.

This was confirmed by Rwanda’s Sports Minister Joseph Habineza.

“Barnes has contacted us about the job. We have his CV and are weighing the possibilities.”

The former England midfielder’s managerial career however is not that imposing.

Early this year, Barnes took up managerial duties at English League One side Tranmere Rovers after resigning as Jamaica’s coach.

But the 45-year-old was sacked early this month after a run of two wins from eleven league matches.

A distinguished servant of Watford, Liverpool and Newcastle, Barnes’s managerial career suffered a stuttering start at Celtic in 1999 and 2000 then he worked in the media until birthplace Jamaica came calling in 2008.

His best managerial career run came as Jamaican coach. He steered the Reggie boys to the Digicel Caribbean Cup title last December and was unbeaten in his 11 games at the helm.

During his playing career, Barnes won 79 caps for England and played at two World Cups as well as the 1988 European Championships. He scored a wonder goal in a 1984 friendly against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana.

Being one of the first black players to play for the Three Lions, Barnes helped fight racism within the game.

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