John Barnes wants Rwanda manager's job
Published 22:06 24/10/09 By By Mirror Football
Sacked Tranmere manager John Barnes is bidding to return to football as manager of minnows Rwanda.
The former Liverpool and England winger, 45, was axed as Rovers boss this month after a disastrous start to the season.
He has recently been reported to be facing bankruptcy.
Now Barnes, who has also managed Celtic and coached his native Jamaica, hopes to revive his career with Rwanda – who currently lie 114th in the FIFA rankings.
The Amavubi Stars are bottom of their World Cup qualification group and poised to axe their Croatian coach Branko Tucak.
Rwandan sports minister Joseph Habineza revealed: "John Barnes has contacted us about the job. We have his CV, and we are weighing up the possibilities."
Rwanda would regard the appointment of 79-cap World Cup star Barnes as a major triumph.
But the tiny East African nation is ridden with poverty and lost a million people to genocide in the mid-1990s.
Barnes’s attempt to land a post in its capital Kigali demonstrates how low his stock has fallen since his exit from League One Tranmere on October 9.