Harry Kewell and Danny Searle have become the first National League managers to be relieved of their duties.

Barnet parted company with well-known diver Kewell after just seven matches after picking up just two matches in their opening seven matches, whilst Searle had lost five of his first seven matches including a defeat at home to Yeovil Town last month.

Kewell’s exit means Barnet are looking for their third permanent  manager in a little over a year having dispensed of Peter Beadle and Tim Flowers last season before diving in with Kewell in the summer.

Director of Football Dean Brennan, formerly in charge at Wealdstone, will take temporary charge and becomes the sixth person to take charge of the Bees in 2021. Paul Fairclough, Gary Anderson and Simon Bassey all had stints in caretaker charge.

Searle had spent two seasons in charge at Aldershot Town keeping them in the National League after the club had survived relegation due to Gateshead’s points deduction in May 2019.

If you were wondering why we are particularly gleeful about the demise of Kewell, read our interview with ex-Glovers’ defender Hugo Rodrigueshere.

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