Wrexham’s current interim manager Graham Barrow has signed an extension to his existing contract.
Barrow has penned a deal that secures his services as assistant manager through until the summer of 2021. The experienced assistant joined the Dragons in July 2018 after a stint as Head of Footballing Development at AFC Fylde but has a wealth of experience as both manager and assistant.
This includes spells as manager at Chester, Wigan Athletic, Rochdale and Bury as well as acting in an assistant capacity for Notts County, Bury and Chesterfield. He took interim charge of Wrexham following the departure of former boss Sam Ricketts on Monday (3rd December 2018) but led the team from the dug-out during the Emirates FA Cup game against Newport County on Saturday under difficult circumstances.
The club say Barrow made it clear straight away that his intention was to remain at the Racecourse as assistant manager and help achieve the goal of promotion back to the Football League.
Barrow told wrexhamafc.co.uk after signing his deal: “It was never in any doubt in my mind. My main concern has been the players and the club. I’m happy the people in charge and the fans feel the same way.
”The players are still in good spirits. Nothing has really changed for me. Looking back at my career in football I have been through these situations before.
“I’m very happy at Wrexham. I’m very happy to be staying here. This club has so much passion around it. I remember going for an early morning walk around Portugal during our pre-season stay there and seeing all of the flags everywhere. It’s an amazing club with passionate people around it.
“I hear the voices of the supporters every week, there is always a buzz around the place. It’s why I’m in football. I’m going to carry on doing the best I can for Wrexham now and that’s all I’m concerned about.”