John Barnes

Where is John Barnes now?

After a fantastic career spanning 20 years, 10 of which at Liverpool, John Barnes retired in 1999 after turning out for Charlton Athletic in his last professional game.

In a move that surprised many he took on the head coach role at Celtic working under Kenny Dalglish for the 1999-2000 season, but he was sacked half way through the season after poor results.

In 2008 Barnes was back in management with the Jamaican national team which he led to the 2008 Caribbean Championships.

He left the national side in May 2009 as he wanted to return to club management.

In June 2009, Barnes was appointed manager of Tranmere Rovers with his former Liverpool team mate Jason McAteer working as his assistant.

Unfortunately their time at the club was short-lived and they were sacked after losing eight of their first 12 games.

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Away from football Barnes competed in the 2007 edition of Strictly Come Dancing and although he struggled at the beginning with his weight he lasted until week eight of the competition.

In 2014 Barnes signed up with online betting operator Titan Bet as a brand ambassador.

2015 saw John Barnes make a rapping appearance on Sky One’s sports panel show League of Their Own when he performed Rappers Delight with former Liverpool team mate Jamie Redknapp.

Barnes is now mostly seen in the media as a pundit and match analyst on a number of sports channels such as ESPN and South African channel SuperSport.

In 2018, Barnes was back on our screens as a contestant on Channel 5’s popular reality television show Celebrity Big Brother.

He was joined in the house with other ‘celebrities’ including Ann Widdecombe, Ginuwine and Dapper Laughs.

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Premier League Teams Played forCharlton Athletic, Liverpool, Newcastle United

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