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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 13:58 GMT
Barnes links up with Black Cats
John Barnes
Barnes will offer trials to the best young talent in the Caribbean
Former Liverpool and England winger John Barnes is giving young Caribbean hopefuls the chance to train at Sunderland's academy.

Jamican-born Barnes will hold coaching clinics across seven islands, with the best under-20 talent offered a trial.

The 44-year-old told The Guardian: "I want to give opportunities to players in the Caribbean.

"The Caribbean is the next place where they are going to get talent to grace the Premier League."

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Barnes moved to England as a 13-year-old and joined Watford, where he stayed for six years before signing for Liverpool.

It was at Anfield where he made his name, making over 300 appearances in 10 years with the club.

And, after brief spells with Newcastle and Charlton, Barnes tried his hand at management at Celtic under the guidance of director of football Kenny Dalglish.

However, his spell was cut short after only 29 games and six months in charge and he has since forged a career for himself as a pundit.



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