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Who is Barrow’s manager?
Michael Jolley was born in Sheffield, England on 30 March 1977. He is the current manager of EFL League Two side Barrow and has been at the club since 23 December 2020. He was never a professional footballer after struggling to impress in the Barnsley academy from 1989 to 1993 before moving to Cambridge University AFC in 1995 to play college football until 1998.
Before going into management, Michael Jolley took many coaching jobs around England. In 2004, Jolley joined the Crystal Palace academy coaching team where he worked with players such as Victor Moses and John Bostock. In 2007, Jolley joined the academy of Nottingham Forest as a coach before working at Stirling University just a year later. Michael Jolley had to wait until 2014 before he got his first management job where he took charge of Burnley’s under 23’s side. His Burnley team won the Third Development League Cup final after a 2-1 win over Stoke City under 23 side in the 2015-16 season. In the same year, Jolley attained his UEFA Pro Licence, from the English Football Association which gave him the appropriate managerial badges required to move forward in his managerial career.
In June 2017, Michael Jolley was appointed the manager of Swedish First Division (Allsvenskan) side AFC Eskilstuna. Unfortunately, Jolley couldn’t stop the team from being relegated to the Swedish Second Division (Superettan) at the end of the season and left from his role in January 2018 via mutual consent.
A few months later, Jolley was appointed as the new Grimsby Town manager in March 2018 as he successfully kept the club in the EFL League Two after beating Notts County 2-1 in April. The fans and the board were delighted with their cemented status in the EFL League Two which was the goal set out by the board originally.
In the following season, Jolley managed to improve on last year’s standing by finishing 17th in the EFL League Two as he also got to the third round of the FA Cup. In the same season, Michael Jolley won the EFL League Two manager of the month award for December 2018 which was his first managerial individual honour.