"I kept seeing my name linked with other teams and getting involved in player deals coming in and I felt that I wasn't wanted as much. Now Ronald [Koeman] has come out and said he was desperate to keep me, so I'm not sure if it was him or the hierarchy above him that were feeling my time was up."
Barry also provides his views on Ronald Koeman as a manager.
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1 Posted 19/09/2020 at 08:43:01
The only real blemish on his career as far as I know was when he was in Spain with fellow WBA players (pre-season I think) and he and three others decided to drive off in the taxi. A prank that was not only stupid but attracted all the wrong publicity.
However I wish him all the best and sure he will still continue in the game in possibly a coaching role, and I thank him for his time with us, just wish it had been both earlier, and longer.
2 Posted 19/09/2020 at 10:35:53
3 Posted 19/09/2020 at 15:22:28
4 Posted 19/09/2020 at 18:10:16
5 Posted 20/09/2020 at 00:31:55
6 Posted 20/09/2020 at 00:37:36
I know he had a long career and isn't a local but you get the sense he developed a real affinity for Everton and the fans. One of the best old-timers we've signed along with Gough and Power.
7 Posted 20/09/2020 at 13:17:11
8 Posted 21/09/2020 at 19:54:27
9 Posted 22/09/2020 at 22:21:39
This guy was the steady force in the best Everton midfield I've seen with McCarthy and Barkley.
Gareth Barry was immense. Knew how to quickly and efficiently distribute the ball, always worked his ass off, knew when and how to commit a professional foul, protected the back four better than almost anyone I've seen in a Blue jersey, and an absolute gentleman.
Class. Can you believe he was shown the door basically for Schneiderlin? Shocking! Such a great player.
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