Eastleigh have confirmed the appointment of Martin Allen as their new manager following the departure of Ronnie Moore on Wednesday night.

The former Barnet manager takes control with immediate effect and will be in charge for Sunday’s FA Cup Second Round tie against F.C allenHalifax Town.

The 51-year-old guided the Bees to the Football Conference (now National League) two seasons ago and the Spitfires will be hoping he can repeat that success with them.

As a player, Allen played for the likes of QPR, Portmsouth and Southend United, before moving into management with Barnet in 2003, the first of four spells with the North London club.

He went on to manage the likes of Brentford, MK Dons, Notts County and Gillingham, winning League Two with the latter in 2013.

He left the Gills to return to Barnet in 2014 and made an instant impact by leading them to promotion back to the Football League in his first season in charge.

Upon leaving Barnet, they were outside of the play off positions in League Two on goal difference.

The Spitfires also confirmed that Assistant Manager Kevin Watson & GK Coach Ian Harris have both left the club by mutual consent

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton has also left the club.

Article: Mark Carruthers
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