Barnet have decided to part company with their manager Tim Flowers after three months in charge of the National League strugglers.
It was in December 2020 that Barnet appointed former Solihull Moors boss Tim Flowers as their new boss following the sacking of Peter Beadle – with his now former club subsequently managerless.
The Bees currently sit 22nd in the top tier of non league football, picking up 12 points from 24 games played so far and with relegation to the National League South still uncertain.
Barnet Football Club has today parted company with Manager Tim Flowers by mutual consent.
Despite the hope for a change of fortunes after Tim’s arrival and the best efforts of his coaching team both on and off the pitch, the team has continued to struggle. As a result, both parties felt it best for a change in the dugout. We would like to thank him for his tireless efforts since taking the helm in December.
Speaking on his departure, Flowers said: “As challenging as it’s been I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Barnet FC. It just got to a point where I couldn’t get any more out of the team.
“There are a decent amount of games left to play and certainly enough to get out of the bottom of the table and I believe things will turn but it might just need a different voice in the dressing room.
Recruitment was always going to be key and I was supported by the Chairman with the 9 players I brought in. Timing was the main factor and the loan market is tough as players need time to get match fit, which is always hard during the middle of the season.
Ultimately, we brought in some players who tried hard but it just hasn’t happened. Personally, I’d like to wish everyone at the Club and all the fans my very best for the future.”
Barnet FC Chairman, Tony Kleanthous, said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to Tim for all of his efforts for our Football Club and wish him and his staff the very best of luck for their future endeavours. Ultimately, on this occasion, it just hasn’t worked out, which is disappointing because of the high regard in which I hold Tim.”
Head of Performance, Gary Anderson, will oversee training in the short term ahead of this weekend’s National League fixture with Bromley.
The Club will make no further comment at this time.
Fans reacted as Barnet part company with their manager after three months in charge…
@AFCkel: I’ll do the job. Brought Barnet to a UCL final in Fifa 15. Can’t beat that
@bhaynes190: He’ll be back at Solihull by the end of the week
@lilmessiii: Thank god for that, let’s hope we bring someone in now that will actually relight this club from the pits. # PlayVasiliou
@JoeFerris99: So he’s given up. Fits in with the rest of the squad. Off you go then Tim
@sparkloaf26: Just sell the club Tony k this is a joke
@OscarB___: Allen for the rest of the season then give a hungry manager a good budget in the summer who plays a good style of football
@johnleekennedy: If it’s not @rubycurrie I’m not interested
@Philliprawling2: Why can’t we sack the chairman
@hyamzy1: It’s time to bring back @rubycurrie!!! Try and get us out of this mess, Get rid of the shit and re build in the summer . Oh and pay him a proper salary all be it 9 months too late
@JonnyEnglishNYC: Would have liked to see him stay on, at least for some continuity and start to rebuild. Regardless of whose decision it was (i’m inferring from the statement that it was TF’s choice) it’s another backwards step.
@charliecassen: All we had to do was offer Currie a decent contract. The TK circus continues. Can’t wait for you to fuck off out my club you waste of space.
@corey_hyufc97: Brennan to Barnet and Currie to Wealdstone then.
@tomslevin2: Right decision brought in nine players and had only won one game and lost the rest
@MikeyBoy17: You just had to look at last night’s 2 foul throws within mins. Even I despaired! I don’t know what more he could do apart from win games. Once on the pitch you have to rely on players remembering the training sessions! Guinness World Record anyone for most managers in 1 season?
@JamesWDickens: So fitting. Proven manager at National League level, given 9 players and then fired. At some point, it becomes clear it isn’t the manager, the club is just very badly run. Its soul died when it left Underhill and this slide is the ultimate result.
@Stonesss: they’re gonna appoint brennan aren’t they
@Kyle_Motson: Perfect sized club for Neal Ardley, could do ok with them, make it happen @Official_NCFC
@Memdozer: Sadly it was inevitable with the results. Not had a new manager bounce. Maybe if Flowers was brought in to build a team from scratch like Beadle was able to do it might have been a different story.
@el_hembo: *tears up #footballmanager research notes again*
@Flapper_Kirby: Coincidence that @SolihullMoors need a manager??
@alekscz1: That’s unexpected
@CharcharSears: Wanted TF to stay but if we want to get ready for next season and Flowers hasn’t proved he deserves to be here next year, need to start building with something new now. And fast!!
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