Barnet: Paul Fairclough in interim charge after Edgar Davids exit

Paul Fairclough

Barnet director of football Paul Fairclough has taken over as interim manager following Edgar Davids' departure from the Conference Premier club.

It is the fourth time Fairclough has been placed in charge of the Bees.

He had a five-year spell as manager until 2009 and took interim control after Ian Hendon and Mark Stimson were sacked in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Former Netherlands and Juventus star Davids, 40, resigned on Saturday.

A statement on Barnet's website read: "There has already been an incredible amount of interest in the managerial vacancy and the appointment of Paul Fairclough will allow the club to assess their position and appoint the best possible candidate.

"Fairclough, who has a wealth of experience within the Conference Premier, will be assisted by Ulrich Landvreugd, Dick Schreuder and James Thorn.

"The quartet took charge of first-team training this morning and will lead the Bees into battle against Aldershot Town tomorrow night at The Hive."