Baraclough began his post-playing career as Nigel Adkins’ first-team coach at Scunthorpe United, before his promotion to manager for a year.
Ian then moved to Sligo, where he oversaw their first League of Ireland title in 35 years, becoming the sole English manager in the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League, before winning the FAI Cup and finishing third in the league, securing UEFA Europa League football. He has since managed Motherwell, achieving SPL safety after a memorable play-off victory over Glasgow Rangers, before working as assistant manager of Oldham Athletic for a season.
Baraclough’s 20-year playing career saw him appear for Notts County, QPR and Scunthorpe, amongst others, having started at Leicester City.
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