Clive William Barker (born 23 June 1944 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) coach. He guided the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. Barker currently manages Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League..
Barker was a professional footballer in the 1960s, playing for
Durban City and Durban United having made his debut at the age of 17. He had a trial with Leicester City, but a serious knee injury quickly ended his career. [1 ]
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"The Dog", as he is nicknamed, became a manager in the 1970s, coaching numerous clubs in South Africa, including
Durban City, Manning Rangers, AmaZulu (Zulu Royals) and Santos Cape Town. [2 ]
During his club career he won two league championships and two league cups. He was one of the first white managers in the South African league.
He took over as manager of the
South Africa national football team in 1994. He took the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996, with a 2-0 victory in the final against Tunisia. Under his guidance South Africa qualified for their first ever World Cup in 1998 in France. Before they could compete in the World Cup finals though, he quit due to a series of losses.
Barker was appointed manager of
Bidvest Wits in January 2013. [3 ]
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