Lawrie Sanchez hits out at Barnet after sacking

18:31 16 April 2012

Lawrie Sanchez has been sacked by Barnet

Lawrie Sanchez has been sacked by Barnet

EMPICS Sport

The Bees replaced Sanchez with Martin Allen

Former Barnet boss Lawrie Sanchez has hit out at the club after they replaced him with Martin Allen today.

Allen had been in charge of the north London club last season but left the club for Notts County after only 19 days in the hot seat and the decision to replace him with the former Brentford boss has angered the former Northern Ireland manager.

“Following the termination of my contract by Barnet FC, I’d like to express my extreme disappointment at the lack of loyalty shown in me by the club,” read a statement released by Sanchez.

“It is the same lack of loyalty the club accused Martin Allen of showing when he walked out on Barnet towards the end of last season.

“When I took over from Martin, the club were three points adrift of safety with just four games of the season left and under serious threat of relegation to the Conference. However, thanks to a fantastic effort from the players, staff and myself, Barnet took seven points from those last four games and avoided relegation.

“Now, exactly a year since my appointment, the club are three points clear of the relegation zone with three games to go. I certainly felt that recent performances would see the club remain clear of the threat of relegation.

“Unfortunately, that confidence seems not to have been mirrored in the boardroom and I am disappointed the club have lost their nerve at such a vital stage of the season.”

The Bees are currently in 22nd place, three points clear of the relegation zone although have a significantly worse goal difference than Hereford and Macclesfield and the board felt they had to make the decision.

A statement released on Barnet’s official website, www.barnetfc.com, read: “Barnet FC would like to announce that a new manager has been appointed to take over the running of the first team until the end of the season.

“The manager, who will replace Lawrie Sanchez as of immediate effect, will be Martin Allen. He will take charge for the last three games of the 2011-12 season.”

Sanchez was appointed as Barnet manager in May last year but only won 15 of 53 games in all competitions.


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Santi Cazorla at the launch of Arsenal's home kit  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It may be a Saturday but that hasn’t stopped there being plenty of rumours and gossip from around our London clubs. Here’s a quick guide.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Xherdan Shaqiri of Inter looks set for a move to the Premier League, but who will he join? (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Reports in Italy suggest Inter Milan have proposed swapping Xherdan Shaqiri for Tottenham’s Erik Lamela.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park home. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace have handed a trial spell to AFC Wimbledon striker Daniel Agyei, according to reports.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Mitrovic is attracting attention from around Europe including Tottenham. (Photo by Henriques Da Cunha/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Spurs have made a move for Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Reece Oxford of West Ham (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Joey O’Brien knows fellow defender Reece Oxford will have to put up with comparisons to former West Ham academy products having become the youngest player to ever represent the Hammers.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more