Baraclough playing for Scunthorpe United
|Full name||Ian Robert Baraclough|
|Date of birth||4 December 1970|
|Place of birth||Leicester, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|Current club||Sligo Rovers (Manager)|
|1990||→ Wigan Athletic (loan)||9||(2)|
|1990||→ Grimsby Town (loan)||4||(0)|
|1998–2001||Queens Park Rangers||125||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:31, 25 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Ian Robert Baraclough (born 4 December 1970) is a former English professional footballer who currently is the manager of Sligo Rovers. Baraclough also played for Leicester City, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Queens Park Rangers and Scunthorpe United in a career that lasted twenty years.
Playing career 
Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, Baraclough started his career with local team Leicester City, and has also played for Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County and Queens Park Rangers. Currently living in Leicestershire.
He later signed for Scunthorpe United in 2004 on a free transfer, enjoying fantastic success with the Iron, winning promotion from Football League Two. He was part of the team who were then promoted from Football League One as champions to the Football League Championship in 2007 and then once more via the playoffs in 2009 as part of the backroom staff at Glanford Park where he had great success as coach/assistant to Nigel Adkins. Baraclough made 124 League starts and 9 as a substitute, scoring 7 goals for Scunthorpe.
Managerial career 
Scunthorpe United 
When Nigel Adkins was appointed Scunthorpe manager in November 2006, Baraclough was made head first-team coach. From the 2008/2009 season, he ceased playing to concentrate on coaching duties.
Baraclough was appointed caretaker manager of the club on 12 September 2010, following Adkins' departure to League One Southampton. His first match was a 4–0 away win at Sheffield United. On 24 September 2010 Scunthorpe United named him as their new manager.  He was surprisingly dismissed on 16 March 2011 after a 3–0 loss to Preston North End, who occupied 24th place in the Championship, with his team in the relegation zone at the time of his dismissal.
Sligo Rovers 
On 27 February 2012, Baraclough was announced as the new manager of League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers. He fought off competition from former Aston Villa boss Brian Little, former Sligo legend Willie McStay, and Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane.
On 13 October 2012 Baraclough led Sligo Rovers to their first League of Ireland title in 35 years. The 3–2 victory against St Patrick's Athletic secured the league title with 2 games to play and was played in front of a sell out crowd of 5,600 at The Showgrounds.
- Grimsby Town
- Lincolnshire Senior Cup Runner-up: 1
- Lincolnshire Senior Cup Champions: 1
- Notts County
- Fourth Division Champions: 1
- Scunthorpe United
- Football League Two Runner-up: 1
- Football League One Champions: 1
- Football League One Play-Off Winners: 1
- Sligo Rovers
- League of Ireland Champions: 1
- As of 28 February 2012
|Scunthorpe United||England||12 September 2010||16 March 2011||34||8||4||22||23.53|
|Sligo Rovers||Ireland||27 February 2012||Present||49||30||13||6||61.22|
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- "Baraclough named caretaker boss". Scunthorpe United FC. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- Ian Baraclough named Scunthorpe United manager, BBC News, 24 September 2010, news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- Scunthorpe United sack manager Ian Baraclough, BBC News, 16 March 2011, news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- "Baraclough confirmed as new Sligo boss". RTÉ News. 27 February 2012.
- "Ian Barrclough's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- Ian Baraclough player profile at scunthorpe-united.co.uk
- Ian Baraclough career stats at Soccerbase
- Ian Barraclough management career stats at Soccerbase
- Transfermarkt Profile