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Barry Hunter

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Norwich Career: 2008-2012 (Scout)  
Current Club: Liverpool (Chief Scout)
Date of Birth: 18/11/1968 (Coleraine, Northern Ireland) 
Nationality: Northern Irish


On 20th June 2008 in a press conference, Norwich manager Glenn Roeder revealed that Barry Hunter had joined City's scouting set-up covering Ireland. "We've completely re-jigged our recruitment set-up here headed by Bryan Gunn and one of the three major new scouts that will be working for us is Barry Hunter who used to play for Northern Ireland and he'll be a major player for us this year sourcing new talent."

Born in November 1968 in Coleraine, Barry's first club was Irish side Crusaders for whom he made 100 appearances, scoring 15 goals, between 1992 and 1993. The defender joined Wrexham in 1993 where he made 91 appearances (4 goals) before moving to Reading for £400,000 in 1996 where he spent five years. He played 84 times for the Royals. He had a loan spell with Southend in 1999 playing five matches for the Shrimpers scoring twice

In 2001, he joined Rushden & Diamonds where he made 112 appearances (6 goals). He had two spells (2004, 2005-6) as the Diamonds' manager. In 2006 on finishing his playing career in England, he joined Portadown where he made 5 appearances.

He had a short spell as the caretaker-assistant manager at Swindon Townin 2006 under Adrian Williams before they were replaced by Paul Sturrock and Kevin Summerfield. He joined Blackburn Rovers as a senior scout in 2006 before moving to a role with Norwich in June 2008. He scouted with Manchester City from December 2008.

In June 2012, Hunter joined Liverpool as a scout and is currently Chief Scout.

He made 19 appearances for Northern Ireland, scoring twice.

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