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Barnet appoint Graham Westley as manager

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Barnet have named Graham Westley as their new head coach to take charge of the first team. 

Westley, who previously managed clubs including Stevenage, Preston and Peterborough, had been out of football since being sacked by Newport in March.

Mark McGhee was announced as Barnet's new manager in November but the Scot is now in the role of head of technical.

Barnet are bottom of League Two, four points below 22nd-placed Chesterfield.

In a statement on Barnet's website, McGhee said: "Graham will take charge of all first-team affairs.

"Graham has a fantastic track record at this level and above. His knowledge of the division and the players in it will be a crucial factor in our fight to climb the table during the remainder of this season."

Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous said earlier on Monday: "I interviewed and appointed Mark in the technical advisor role.

"Things moved very quickly with Rossi standing down so I had to ask Mark to make a quick change to our original plan and, at the time, we did not want to overcom­plicate the announcement or go into much detail on what was going on behind the scenes."

JC

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