Following his appointment today as the new manager of Staines Town FC, here’s a bit more detail behind the man that is Barry Silkman.
66 year old Silkman; a professional midfielder in his day started his footballing career at Wimbledon in 1971 and played for Barnet, Hereford United, Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle prior to a marquee move.
In 1979, Barry signed for Manchester City, for which he played 19 games before a loan spell at Maccabi Tel Aviv midway through the 1979-80 season.
Silkman had short spells at West London sides QPR and Brentford prior to his move to Leyton Orient in 1981. He stayed at Orient until 1985, accruing 140 appearances and scoring 14 goals.
In the latter part of his playing career, Barry had spells at Southend United, Crewe Alexandra, Wycombe Wanderers and finishing off at Chelmsford City in 1987.
Following his playing career, Silkman became a football agent including overseeing the Premier League transfers of Mark Schwarzer, Yakubu, Geremi and Micah Richards.
Please join us in welcoming Barry to the Swans.