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Meet the 36-year-old Bayern-bound Chelsea set-piece specialist



Who is Anthony Barry?

Anthony Jon Barry is a 36-year-old former Wrexham and Fleetwood Town midfielder.

Liverpudlian Barry is a highly thought-of coach who has also worked with Robert Martinez and the Belgium national team, the Republic of Ireland team under Stephen Kenny, and Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic before joining Chelsea in 2020.

He has been with Chelsea since 2020 as an assistant coach, working first under Frank Lampard and then Tuchel.

He is popularly regarded as one of the most promising upcoming English coaches and several Championship sides have considered making him their manager.

Anthony Barry at the training pitch

EFL clubs looking to top-ranking assistants in the Premier League has become slightly trendy, but Barry undoubtedly made a significant impact under Thomas Tuchel – so much so that he stepped in for Tuchel when the Germany had Coronavirus.

Tuchel credited him for the quality of his analysis, as well as his personality and drilling on the training pitch, and Barry is also known to be somewhat of a set-piece specialist.