Blackburn legend David Dunn becomes new boss of League Two side Barrow on Football League return after 48 years

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BLACKBURN legend David Dunn has made his second venture into management with Barrow.

His side will compete in the Football League for the first time in 48 years after promotion this season.

Barrow were crowned National League champions after the season was called to a halt early over the coronavirus pandemic.

The club had been in search for a manager after former boss Ian Evatt jumped ship to join Bolton.

Dunn was assistant at Blackpool until Barrow came calling with a two-year offer.

Barrow chairman Paul Hornby told the club’s website: “As soon as we knew David was available and wanted the position we made him our number one target.

“He is an extremely talented coach and ticked all the boxes with the owners.

“His football philosophy and style of play is completely suited to how we are setup and he also knows a number of our players, which met our requirements for a seamless transition.

“After meeting David we knew he would be the man to take the club onto the next level.”

It’s a Dunn deal 📝

(We tried to resist, honest 😬)#BarrowAFC#BackTheBluebirds pic.twitter.com/hsSUR29D3Q

Dunn arrives with plenty of experience having made 378 appearances for Blackburn across two spells.

After hanging up his boots in 2016 he managed Oldham for three months before heading back to Blackburn to coach the under-23 squad.

In January he joined Blackpool as assistant manager before Barrow came calling.

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