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Twitter Reacts Exactly How You Would Expect to Joey Barton Taking Over at Fleetwood Town

Twitter Reacts Exactly How You Would Expect to Joey Barton Taking Over at Fleetwood Town

Joey Barton has been confirmed as Fleetwood Town’s new manager this afternoon, however, plenty of fans remain sceptical over whether the ex-Rangers midfielder will prove to be a success in the dug-out.

Barton was one of English football’s most fiery characters during his playing days, a career which saw him star for Manchester City, QPR and Burnley.

He even had an ill-fated spell at Ibrox, which ended in disaster as Rangers terminated his contract after just four months in Glasgow.

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The 35-year-old’s time as a player then came to a controversial end last year, as he was served with aΒ 13-month ban for betting on football matches.

We haven’t heard much from Barton since, other than a few comical outbursts on the radio.

However, he clearly remains keen to stay involved in the game, a factor which League One side Fleetwood have capitalised on by handing him the reigns:

 

It will be interesting to what impact Barton can have on Fleetwood’s performances next season, as the ex-England international delves into management for the first time.

Needless to say, Barton already has his doubters lining up on social media:

 

The Cod Army finished a disappointing 14th in League One last season, winning just 16 of their 49 matches.

Can Barton inspire his new charges to climb the table next term and mount a challenge for promotion?

Or is he destined to struggle in England’s north west?

Let us know your thoughts!

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