Appointed – August 1996 Left – May 2005
Born 7 April 1945 in Bedford, Barry was a Manchester Utd apprentice and had spells with Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town and Leyton Orient, before retiring prematurely due to injury.
Although three times runner-up in the Conference, Barry first success as a Manager was at Barnet in the 1990–91 season leading them to the Conference title. Two years later he guided Barnet to the 2nd Division Two leaving just months before the end of the season to manage Southend Utd who at the time were bottom of Division One. Barry worked wonders keeping Southend up then moved to Birmingham City. Though Birmingham were relegated in his first season, Barry won the Division Two title in 1995. During the 1995–96 season, Fry guided the Blues to the semi-finals of the League Cup but was sacked after their mid-season promotion hopes faded and the club finished 15th in Division One.
After Birmingham, Barry became the Posh chairman-manager and we were relegated to Division Three in his first season in charge. Barry led us back to the 2nd Division three years later in via a play off final against Darlington. Barry reign as manager came to an end in May 2005 after we were relegated again, after which time he took up a role as director of football.
Barry’s Posh managerial record was: