Baraclough signs new Sligo Rovers contract

The Englishman has agreed a new deal with the Bit o' Red which will see him stay at the Showgrounds for the 2014 season
Sligo Rovers have announced that Ian Baraclough has signed a contract extension to keep him on as manager for the 2014 League of Ireland season.

The 42-year-old helped the Bit o' Red lift the Airtricity Premier Division title in 2012 and then the FAI Cup in 2013, and expressed his delight at signing on for another season. “It is fantastic to sign a new deal," Baraclough told the club's official website. "From the outset I stated my intention was to stay with the club and build on what we have already achieved so far. 
“There is a burning desire to win more trophies, more titles, make that breakthrough in Europe and improve the structures of the club.
“We already have some great memories but I want to build a legacy here. The preparations for next season started several weeks ago and we’re making good progress. Winning the FAI Cup capped last season in style but we will strive to bring more honours to the club.”

Rovers chairman Tony Quinn also revealed his pleasure at ironing out a new deal with the former Scunthorpe United boss. “We are extremely pleased to extend Ian’s contract with Sligo Rovers," Quinn said. “He has excelled in the challenges set when he joined the club, becoming the first Rovers manager to win a Premier Division and a FAI Cup in our history in doing so. 
“His professionalism and pride in what has been achieved so far is a prime example of an even greater hunger to bring more trophies and great occasions to The Showgrounds.
“The [FAI Cup] victory in the Aviva Stadium is fresh in our memory but as a management committee we are working tirelessly to ensure 2014 will be another memorable season.”