First came the wooden anchorman appearances on Channel 5. Then it was the samba on Strictly Come Dancing. Now John Barnes is returning to the football world after SkySports report the former Liverpool legend has been appointed Sunderland’s Caribbean scout.
“I’ll be choosing the best players to go to Sunderland,” said Barnes.
“They recognise that, although Africa is saturated (with scouts) the Caribbean is the next place they are going to get the talent to hopefully grace the Premier League.”
It’s not clear whether Barnes will follow Roy Keane’s lead in being economical with the truth when it comes to the geography of the UK! However, it’s clear he’ll be a big draw in that part of the world, especially in his native Jamaica.