Martin Allen leaves Barnet for a 5th time.

Richard Piggford
By Richard Piggford May 10, 2018 16:21

Martin Allen leaves Barnet for a 5th time.

By Richard Piggford for EmpowerSport. 10/05/2018

Martin Allen has left the post of manager as Barnet manager following their final day relegation from League Two.

The 52-year-old returned to the club for a fifth spell in charge in March, but was unable to stop the Bees dropping out of the Football League and back into the National League. This all despite a magnificent run of form during his 8 games in charge.

Allen told the official Barnet website, that he has turned down a “fantastic contract” and that the chairman (Tony Kleanthous) had offered to increase the playing budget.

“It’s been an amazing, unforgettable eight weeks,” he told the club website.

“The positive energy and the enthusiasm from all the supporters has been quite overwhelming and I can’t thank you enough.

“I’m bitterly disappointed and still very upset that we were unable to retain our position in the Football League.”

Barnet were seven points adrift of safety when Allen was appointed on 19 March  and had been written off by many within the football world. With Allen’s influence they were unlucky to be relegated on goal difference on the final day,

This came after the former Brentford, Cheltenham and Gillingham boss winning five of his eight games in charge.

 

Barnet are yet to announce Allen’s replacement.

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Martin Allen looking downbeat following final day relegation.

 

Richard Piggford
By Richard Piggford May 10, 2018 16:21

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