Barnet Football Club have released an official statement on the club website which confirms that Martin Allen has been released from his contract at the club so that he can take over as manager of Eastleigh.
Martin Allen leaves League Two Barnet to drop down a division and join National League promotion hopefuls Eastleigh.
Allen becomes the second player to complete that switch recently after former West Ham United trainee Bondz N’Gala was snapped up by non-league Eastleigh last week.
The 27-year-old signed for an undisclosed fee on a one and a half year deal with Eastleigh.
Martin Allen, who was called “Mad Dog” during his playing career, has had a long managerial career and will bring plenty of experience to Eastleigh.
Alongside four separate stints with Barnet, the 51-year-old has managed Brentford, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Cheltenham, Notts County and Gillingham.
Barnet have appointed Rossie Eames as the interim manager following Allen’s departure.
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