EXCLUSIVE: Baraclough interested in Town job but contact yet to be made

Former Scunthorpe United Boss Ian Baraclough is interested in the Town job (PIC: Sky Sports)

Ian Baraclough has insisted that he would be very interested in taking the reins at Swindon Town, but has yet to actively throw his hat into the ring. 

The former QPR and Scunthorpe United midfielder has been out of work since being sacked by SPL outfit Motherwell in September, following a disappointing start to the 2015/16 campaign.

Baraclough, who has also had spells in charge of Sligo Rovers and Scunthorpe, saved The Steelmen from relegation at the end of the 2014/15 season courtesy of a 6-1 play-off success against Rangers over two legs.

The 45-year-old – who is widely regarded as Sligo’s most successful manager – guided Motherwell to 12 wins, 5 draws and 17 defeats during his nine months in charge at Fir Park.

Town are on the hunt for their third manager of 2015/16 following Martin Ling’s shock departure last week, with many tipping Assistant Manager Luke Williams to get the gig until the end of the campaign.

But, should the Robins decide to look elsewhere, then Baraclough would be sending his CV into The County Ground having expressed a keen interest in the job back in November.

“Swindon are happy with what they’ve got and they’ve got the coaching set-up with Luke Williams and Ross Embleton – I’m not sure whether they will be looking for a new manager at the moment,” he told FLIC SPORT exclusively.

“I haven’t done anything since the last time the job was up, so I think the same sort of names that they may have spoken to previously will be someone that they will be speaking to again.

“I haven’t actively made any phone calls to try to speak to anyone at Swindon.

“I’m out of work and I’m looking to get into a good football club that have got a chance of going places.

“I think Swindon is one of those, so I would have to be interested.”


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