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First Team Manager

David Dunn




Date of birth




David Dunn was appointed as the new Manager of Barrow in July, leaving his position as Assistant Head Coach at Blackpool to lead The Bluebirds in their first season back in the EFL.

As a player, Dunn came through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers where he made a breakthrough in to the First Team under Roy Hodgson at the start of the 1998/99 campaign.

He went on to become a regular in the Rovers midfield, chipping in with some important goals which led to an international call-up for England and rumours of a big money move.

In the end, a bid of £5.5million was enough to see Dunn snapped up by Birmingham City and he spent four years at St Andrews but injury hampered his time there and he returned to Blackburn in 2007.

The talented midfield star remained on the books at Ewood Park for the next eight years, taking his total appearances for Rovers close to 400.

Dunn rounded off his playing career with a spell at Oldham Athletic where he stepped up to take his first managerial post following the departure of Darren Kelly in September 2015.

The following year he returned to Blackburn to work in their Academy set-up before moving across to Blackpool where he enjoyed a spell as caretaker boss after Simon Grayson’s departure before remaining on the staff under new Manager Neil Critchley.

However, the lure of leading Barrow back in to the big time was too much for Dunn to turn down and he returned to full-time management at The Progression Solicitors Stadium in the summer.