Some managerial changes involve long drawn out speculation, shortlists, rumours and hilariously inaccurate press reports. Others get announced very quietly, with no fuss, at 11.00p.m. on a Monday night. League Two side Barnet have announced that they have a new first team manager, in the same breath that they have announced that their old one had been removed from his post. They have opted to bring in former Wolverhampton Wanderers, Millwall and Reading boss Mark McGhee as their new boss, replacing Rossi Eames.
Barnet's decision to bring in McGhee comes with them having dropped into the relegation zone on Saturday, with a 0-1 defeat against Colchester United representing their 13th game in all competitions without a win. Barnet indicate that Eames himself played a part in the decision to change managers - he will become their Head of Player Development, in charge of their Under-23 team along with development of their Academy players.
McGhee comes in at the age of 60 years old, and with 950 games in club management, the last of which was at Motherwell. His most recent tenure in the English divisions came in 2012 when he had a rather questionable 45 game spell with Bristol Rovers. He left Motherwell in February 2017, but had also been acting as assistant to Gordon Strachan as part of the Scotland national side. He also relinquished that role upon Strachan's resignation last month.
Barnet don't mention a contract length for McGhee. His assistant manager will remain as Alex Armstrong.
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