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Barnet boss John Still announces his retirement from football management

John Still has announced his retirement from football management following a 40-year career.

Still, 68, has resigned as Barnet manager but will be staying at the Hive as head of football to continue reshaping the playing side of the club.

He has won the National League title a record three times with Maidstone United, Luton Town and Dagenham & Redbridge, getting the latter further promoted to League One

He was in his second spell with Barnet having previously taken them to two League 2 play-off positions in three years.

Still will oversee Peter Gill, the academy manager; Luke Swindlehurst, the London Bees head coach and Darren Currie who will continue in his role as first team coach and take temporary charge of all first team affairs.

Over the next few months, Still will continue re-shaping the football structure at Barnet and advance the club’s scouting network and youth development programme.

Legend Still said: “I have managed in over 2,000 matches and had a fantastic time in the game to date.

“I look forward to embracing my new role and supporting my young protégé Darren Currie in his growth as a Coach.”

Chairman Tony Kleanthous added: “Recovering from relegation from the EFL was always going to be difficult and we needed an experienced head to guide us through the turbulent summer.

“John’s record in the National League is second to none and having steadied the ship, we are now in good shape to push forward in 2019.

“I look forward to continuing our working relationship as he develops the technical structure of the club.”

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