Man City name Brian Barry-Murphy as new development squad manager

The 42-year-old Irishman stepped down at League Two Rochdale after two years in charge last month.
Man City name Brian Barry-Murphy as new development squad manager

Brian Barry-Murphy. Picture: PA

Manchester City have announced the appointment of former Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy as the new manager of their Elite Development Squad.

The 42-year-old Irishman stepped down at League Two Dale after two years in charge last month.

The Cork man enjoyed a highly successful near 20-year playing career, representing a host of clubs including Bury, Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End.

The son of GAA legend Jimmy, Brian also won two caps for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

Barry-Murphy will succeed Enzo Maresca, who recently left City to take over at Italian side Parma.

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