Following the arrival of new manager Simon Grayson, former Blackburn Rovers star David Dunn has joined Fleetwood Town as their new assistant head coach. Dunn will assist Grayson with the first-team with his appointment being announced on the club’s official website today. Dunn arrives following coach spells at Rovers and Blackpool as well as managerial stints at Oldham Athletic and Barrow.
David Dunn Joins Fleetwood Town Assistant
Dunn Back in Work Following Barrow Departure
41-year-old Dunn joins a new era at Fleetwood following the departure of former manager Joey Barton. The Fishermen are currently struggling in League One and are without a win in nine games.
Dunn left his last job as manager of League Two side Barrow after just 22 games. The former Blackburn midfielder took over as manager last summer, signing a two-year deal. However, prior to Christmas and with just two wins to his name as boss, Dunn was sacked.
Hehas said little since departing Barrow, only saying: “Not going to say too much at the moment as it’s quite raw other than thanks for the opportunity! I’ve met some good people in and around Barrow and I’m sorry I couldn’t quite get the results I felt we deserved”
Dunn and Grayson Reunited
David Dunn has reunited with new Fleetwood Town manager Simon Grayson. Dunn was Grayson’s assistant at Blackpool prior to the former Sunderland and Leeds United manager being dismissed. Dunn took over as caretaker manager for four games. Both men will be hoping for a happier time at Fleetwood following what was only a short time together at Blackpool. Grayson was sacked just a month after Dunn became assistant coach.
Dunn has been involved in the coaching and managerial side of the game on and off since 2015 when he took over at Oldham Athletic. However, he was dismissed after just 20 games and three wins. He returned to Blackburn Rovers, the club he had spent the majority of his career at. Until leaving in 2018 he would hold several coaching roles at Ewood Park. In January 2020, he returned to the game at Blackpool before taking up his second managerial position at Barrow.
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