Barry Hunter (footballer)

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Barry Hunter
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-11-18) 18 November 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Liverpool (Scout)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Crusaders 74 (3)
1993–1996 Wrexham 91 (4)
1996–2001 Reading 84 (4)
1999Southend United (loan) 5 (2)
2001–2006 Rushden & Diamonds 112 (6)
2006 Portadown 5 (0)
Total 371 (19)
National team
1995–1999 Northern Ireland 14 (1)
Teams managed
2004 Rushden & Diamonds
2005–2006 Rushden & Diamonds
2006 Swindon Town (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Barry Hunter (born 18 November 1968, Coleraine, Northern Ireland) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer turned scout.

Hunter made his name with Wrexham before transferring to Reading for £400,000. On ending his playing career at Portadown, he had a short spell as the caretaker-assistant manager at Swindon Town under Adrian Williams. Williams and Hunter were replaced by Paul Sturrock and Kevin Summerfield.

He joined Blackburn Rovers as a senior scout in 2006. Responsible for team assessments and player recruitment. Hunter co-hosts a football show on Reading107fm two nights a week. He recently achieved Certificate in Applied Management from Warwick University. He was recruited by Norwich City Manager Glenn Roeder as the clubs chief scout in June 2008.

In December 2008, Hunter moved to Manchester City as a Senior scout/ regional scouting manager.

In September 2012, Hunter moved to Liverpool as the club's chief scout.

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