Barnet switch Rossi Eames for Mark McGhee

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 14 November 2017, 09:15

Barnet have appointed Mark McGhee as their new manager, with the Scot replacing Rossi Eames who now takes up a role as head of player development.

The managerial switch comes after a rotten run of form which has seen Barnet fail to win any of their last 11 League Two games (D4 L7), dropping them down to 23rd in the table, one point from safety.

Eames becomes the 13th managerial departure of the season (from the top-4 tiers), and third from League Two.

McGhee had been out of work for only a short period of time since leaving his role as Scotland assistant last month following the departure of Gordon Strachan, after the country failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

McGhee returns to the dugout for his tenth spell, having previously managed the likes of Motherwell, Aberdeen, Bristol Rovers, Millwall and Wolves.

Managerial highlights include winning the old Division Two with Reading and Millwall, while he led Brighton up to the second-tier via the play-offs.

The 60-year-old, who has not managed in England for five years, will now be tasked with rejuvenating the struggling Bees whose last win dates back to early September.

McGhee’s first match at the helm is away to relegation rivals Port Vale on Saturday. Vale currently sit one point and one place above Barnet, meaning a debut win for McGhee would lift his troops out of the dreaded drop zone.

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