Anthony Barry joins FC Bayern as assistant coach

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FC Bayern have appointed Englishman Anthony Barry as a new assistant coach. The 36-year-old moves from Chelsea FC to Munich, where he’ll assist head coach Thomas Tuchel together with Zsolt Löw and Arno Michels. The four know each other from their time in London, which was crowned with the 2021 Champions League win. Completing the team are goalkeeper coach Michael Rechner and fitness coach Holger Broich.

Hasan Salihamidžić, FC Bayern board member for sport: "I’m pleased we’ve managed to recruit Anthony Barry. Anthony completes our coaching staff and is an ideal fit for FC Bayern with his passion and his quality.”

Coaching staff FC Bayern
The coaching staff (left to right): Thomas Tuchel, Zsolt Löw, Anthony Barry, Arno Michels, Michael Rechner, Holger Broich.

Liverpool-born Barry was a player himself until 2017 and played in League One, the third tier of English football. The former midfielder then started as an assistant coach at Wigan Athletic, before joining the staff at Chelsea in 2020. He sat in the dugout with Tuchel 99 times for the London club. Their 100th game together will now take place at Bayern.

This is what Thomas Tuchel had to say in the press conference ahead of the Mainz game:

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