Jamie Clapham: Former Ipswich Town player named Barnsley first team coach

Jamie Clapham and Tony Mowbray
Jamie Clapham (right) featured in over 500 games in spells with 11 clubs before retiring from playing in 2012

Former Ipswich defender Jamie Clapham has been named first-team coach at Championship side Barnsley on an initial short-term basis.

His hiring follows the sacking of Tykes assistant Tommy Wright, who was named in a Daily Telegraph investigationexternal-link alleging corruption in football.

Wright has denied breaking any law or Football Association and Fifa rules.

Clapham, 40, left his previous role as first-team coach at League One side Coventry on 29 September.

He joined the Sky Blues coaching staff in June 2015, having previously worked alongside manager Tony Mowbray at Middlesbrough.

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