Former Celtic boss John Barnes insists he's been trying to get back into management.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle star admits he made mistakes at Celtic but not enough to consign him to the managerial scrapheap forever.

"There aren't many managers who have never made mistakes, especially early on in their careers," Barnes told BBC Sport. "You learn from your mistakes and come back stronger and better from them. There are also plenty of managers who keep failing but continue to get employed.

"I'm passionate about football and management and am willing to make my way up from the bottom but I'm not getting any opportunities."