Baraclough chomping at the Bit O'Red
NEW Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough says he can't wait to get started in his new role at the Showgrounds.
Sligo ended weeks of uncertainty when they named the 41-year-old former Scunthorpe United boss as their new manager and he will be in charge for their game away to Shelbourne on Friday night.
He said: "I'm looking forward to it. It's a fantastic opportunity and I'm very thankful for the chance.
"The club has had a magnificent four or five years and moved to a very high level, one that I want to continue.
"It'll be a tough job to carry it on but I'm determined to do it."
Baraclough, who succeeded Paul Cook, added: "Timescales are not helping in terms of the league starting but there is nothing that can be done about that now and I just want to get down to work.
"There is a keenness about the club and I think we want to show that this is where the club belongs.
"We want to make a massive effort to move the club further forward and bring more success to Sligo Rovers. The season starts on Friday night and I can't wait to get started."
Baraclough played for Leicester, Grimsby, Mansfield, Notts County, QPR and Scunthorpe, and moved into a coaching role with The Iron in 2006. He then managed Scunthorpe from September 2010 to March 2011.