Barnes back in management on Merseyside

John Barnes is expected to return to management on Merseyside – as boss of Tranmere Rovers. Fresh from a spell in charge of Jamaica, Liverpool legend Barnes is looking for his first job as a club manager since his infamous period in charge of Celtic. Having lost out on the Port Vale job last month to Micky Adams, Barnes looks set to replace Ronnie Moore, who was sacked last week after three years at the helm. He would link up with former Liverpool team-mate Jason McAteer, who has spent five years at Prenton Park as player and coach.    Although many will remember Barnes for his catastrophic reign at Parkhead, he has rejuvenated the Reggae Boyz, leading them to victories over Mexico, Honduras and Canada.  Unbeaten in seven matches, he leaves Jamaica after Saturday's 3-2 victory over Panama. The Tranmere board will be hoping that Barnes's eye-catching appointment will lead to a surge in interest from the fans, with the club having suffered a 19 percent drop in attendances since Moore took over in 2006. LIVERPOOL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter