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Anthony Barry takes up coaching role with Belgium national team

Feb 4, 2022 12:02 By Sean McCaffrey
Anthony Barry takes up coaching role with Belgium national team Anthony Barry takes up coaching role with Belgium national team
5 October 2021; Coach Anthony Barry during a Republic of Ireland training session at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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The respected coach had joined Stephen Kennys backroom team in February of 2021

The FAI have confirmed that Anthony Barry has taken the decision to take up a new coaching role with the Belgium national team with immediate effect. Barry joined Stephen Kenny's coaching staff in February 2021 for the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign but will now move to Belgium ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup finals later this year in Qatar

I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team and really enjoyed working with Stephen and the entire backroom staff and players. I've been fortunate to work with some outstanding managers in my career and Stephen certainly falls into that bracket,

said Anthony Barry.

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I'd like to thank Anthony for the positive contribution he has made over the past year with the players and staff alike. Anthony had a great rapport with the staff and players, he was thought-provoking, an exceptional coach and a joy to work with. We respect his decision and he leaves with our best wishes.

said Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny.

Ironically Barry’s first game in his new job will be against Ireland in a friendly, while it’s understood he will continue on the staff of Chelsea.

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