Graham Barrow: Wrexham appoint experienced coach to assist Ricketts

Neil Warnock and Graham Barrow on the touchline when Cardiff met Wigan
Graham Barrow was in caretaker charge of Wigan at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, but could not steer the Latics away from the Championship relegation zone

New Wrexham boss Sam Ricketts has appointed experienced Wigan Athletic coach Graham Barrow to be his assistant manager at the Racecourse Ground.

Barrow, 64, who first managed Wigan in 1994, also served as a caretaker boss on three separate occasions having returned to work with ex-Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez in 2009.

Last season Barrow worked for AFC Fylde as their head of football development.

Barrow has also previously managed Chester (twice), Rochdale and Bury.

He also spent the vast majority of his 20-year playing career with Wigan and Chester.

"He's a fantastic appointment for the club," Ricketts told BBC Wales Sport. "It's huge credit that Wrexham can attract a coach of his stature.

"He's got a wealth of experience and done everything in football. He's coached and managed at this level and all the way through the leagues."