Barrow are delighted to unveil Pete Wild as the club’s new manager.
Wild has signed a three-year deal with The Bluebirds and takes over the reins at The Dunes Hotel Stadium after a three-year stint at FC Halifax Town.
The Royton-born boss has dipped his toe in EFL management waters before with Oldham Athletic. He enjoyed two spells in caretaker charge, before he took the job on a full-time basis in the latter part of the 2018/19 season.
Whilst in the Oldham hotseat, Wild led the Latics to an FA Cup giant killing of Premier League Fulham at Craven Cottage.
He departed Boundary Park at the end of that season and took charge of FC Halifax Town in the National League later that summer.
His Shaymen were the 2-1 victors over Ian Evatt’s eventual title-winning Barrow at Holker Street early on in the 2019/20 National League season. Wild would lead Halifax to a 6th place finish in that campaign.
Wild took charge of just under 150 games during his three seasons at The Shay, boasting a win percentage of almost 50% which helped the West Yorkshire outfit finish fourth in the National League and qualify for the play-offs in 2021/22.
Wild’s Halifax side only conceded 11 goals at home last season, the second lowest total in the top five tiers of English football.
He now departs The Shay to take up the manager position here at Barrow, a move that Chairman Paul Hornby is over the moon about.
“We are delighted to welcome Pete to Barrow” said Hornby.
“He’s a manager who has been on our radar for some time, due to the phenomenal job he’s done over the past three years at FC Halifax Town.
“He’s not only a good young coach, but he can spot and develop young players.
“He’s exactly the type of manager we were after and he immediately bought into what we are trying to build here at Barrow.”