Pune-based I-League football club Bharat FC in the third week of February 2015 appointed English football coach Barry Knowles as head of its youth development programme.
The appointment of Barry Knowles is part of Bharat FC efforts to build its own training facility at Manjri and to build squads in the under -9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 age groups. Another unique aspect of this youth setup will be that the academy will give preference to young aspirants from Pune.
55-year-old English coach Barry Knowles is a former professional footballer and have more than 300 appearances to his credit for different distinguished clubs in England. He played as a full-back before retiring from professional football at the age of 33.
He was associated with football clubs like Southport FC, Runcorn FC, Barrow AFC, Wigan Athletic and had coached different football clubs like Blackpool FC, Chester City FC, Burnley College Football Academy.
Who: Barry Knowles