Anthony Barry is a Champions League winning coach, that there is a fact.
But not only that, Barry is a top class coach and he has positively affected Chelsea immensely since he joined the club in the summer.
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Barry is a humble man indeed, and when joining up with the Ireland camp this week, he left his Champions League medal at home and got right down to business.
He was taken on by Ireland as assistant coach earlier this year, and he is with them at the moment ahead of an international friendly this evening.
Ireland captain John Egan has been full of praise for Barry, and he can’t quite believe what he has taught to the players in such a short space of time already. Egan describes it as ‘unreal’ and calls Barry a ‘top, top coach.’
Chelsea really do have a gem of a coach on their hands, and he is certainly destined to go to the very top.
As reported by Irish Independent, Egan said:
“He didn’t bring his [Champions League] medal, no. I’d say he’s too humble for that.
“But he is a top, top coach, a really good coach. This is obviously my first camp working with him and the ideas I’ve learned from him have been unreal in a week already.
“I can see why he is at a club like Chelsea, and it’s fantastic that we have him here. It’s fantastic for every player here to learn from him.
“The manager, Keith [Andrews] and Anthony Barry, the ideas we are getting on the training pitch are fantastic. Anthony has obviously come back from the Champions League final with Chelsea, and the ideas he is bringing into the camp are second to none.
“We are all like sponges really, just trying to learn and trying to improve every day. I think it’s been really beneficial this week.”