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Super agent Barry Silkman returns to football as manager of Staines Town

Super agent Barry Silkman is back in football – as manager of Staines Town.

The 66-year-old former professional replaces Rob Easom in charge of the Swans with the club rock bottom of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South division.

Midfileder Silkman started his footballing career at Wimbledon in 1971 and played for Barnet, Hereford United, Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle prior to signing for Manchester City.

He played 19 times for City 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, where he went on to make 140 appearances, scoring 14 goals.

In the latter part of his playing career, he had spells at Southend United, Crewe Alexandra, Wycombe Wanderers before finishing off in Non-League at Chelmsford City in 1987.

Following his playing career, Silkman became one of the game’s most high-profile agents, overseeing a number of top Premier League transfers, including Mark Schwarzer, Yakubu, Geremi and Micah Richards.

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