Stuart Barlow against Southampton
COLWYN BAY player-boss Jon Newby has appointed former Everton forward Stuart Barlow as his new assistant manager.
The 43-year-old Barlow made over 400 appearances for Everton, Oldham Athletic, Wigan Athletic, Tranmere Rovers and Bury during his playing career and is probably best remembered for scoring the winner for Tranmere Rovers when they came from 0-3 down at half-time to beat Southampton 4-3 in a sensational FA Cup replay in 2001 to reach the last eight.
Former Liverpool player Newby, who took over as player-manager of Seagulls two weeks ago, said: “I did my coaching badges with Stu and played with him at Bury. He has the same ideas about football as me and is a really bubbly character in the dressing room.
“He has been keen to get back into football and I am looking forward to working with him again.
"I am delighted he has agreed to join us at Colwyn Bay.”
Although Barlow has done some coaching, it will his first post in management. He will meet the Bay players for the first time at training on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s game away to league leaders Hyde United.