Martin Allen returned to Barnet FC for his fourth spell as Head Coach in March 2014.
Allen’s most recent job came with Gillingham who he led to the League Two title in 2012/13, the Kent-based club's first championship win in 49 years.
His playing career saw him make over one hundred league appearances for Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United which was followed by spells with both Portsmouth and Southend United.
The 51-year-old began his managerial career at Underhill in March 2003 in the Conference Premier, building a team that Paul Fairclough would take into the play-offs after Allen departed for Brentford.
Allen saved Brentford from relegation to the third division before leading the Bees to two play-off campaigns, both of which ended in defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.
Spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Leicester City and Cheltenham Town followed before a return to Barnet in March 2011 for three games during which the Bees remained unbeaten on their way to securing survival in League Two.
After a period at Notts County Allen returned to Underhill for his third spell with the Bees where he guided them to safety on the final day of the 2011/12 season, securing a 2-1 win over Burton Albion.
In his his full season at The Hive Allen steered the Bees to a record-breaking third Conference title. Barnet finished 15th in League Two upon their return to the Football League, finishing comfortably clear of the relegation zone.
James Russell joined Barnet Football Club as Assistant Manager in the summer of 2016 having previously worked alongside head coach Martin Allen at Gillingham and Notts County.
James has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has written several publications off that back of it.
It was while studying for his Master’s that James took his first steps into professional football, working at Rochdale Football Club as Youth Team Sports Scientist as an intern.
James’ next move took him to Notts County where he worked with Martin Allen for the first time. He held the role of First Team Sports Scientist while at Meadow Lane.
A move to Gillingham – again with Martin – followed and James was Head of Sports Science at Priestfield as the Kent club won EFL League Two in emphatic fashion in 2013.
After leaving the Gills, James joined Dagenham & Redbridge where he remained until being appointed to Martin’s backroom staff at The Hive.
He is a qualified fitness coach and is currently working towards his UEFA coaching badges.
Development Team Coach
A graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, Ross Eames was a coach at Leeds United’s academy before arriving at Barnet Football Club in 2010.
Ross has previously taken a leading role in the development and professional development phases as Under-16s Coach and Assistant Under-18s coach. He currently leads the Bees' Development Team and assists the first team on matchdays.
Carl Muggleton joined Barnet Football Club as Goalkeeping Coach in the summer of 2016.
The father of Bees defender Sam Muggleton, Carl began his football career with hometown club Leicester City in 1986. He remained with the Foxes for eight years but took in loan spells at Chesterfield, Blackpool, Hartlepool United, Stockport County, Liverpool, Stoke City and Sheffield United.
In 1994 Carl moved north of the border to join Scottish giants Celtic. He made 13 appearances for the Bhoys – and was on the bench for an Old Firm derby against Rangers – before returning to England with Stoke City for a fee of £150,000.
It was at the Potteries that Carl settled and made more than 170 appearances in seven years while also spending time on loan at Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield and Cardiff City.
Upon his release by the Potters in June 2001, Carl joined Cheltenham Town and made seven league starts during the 2001/02 season. He spent time on loan at Bradford City – turning out five times – before signing for Chesterfield on a free transfer in May 2002.
Carl spent six years with the Spireites and clocked up 124 outings in all competitions. In July 2006 he returned to Mansfield for the second time and made a further 63 appearances for the Stags before hanging up his gloves in 2009.
Since retirement Carl has worked as a goalkeeping coach for Notts County and Gillingham.
Henry Newman first worked for Barnet Football Club as Assistant Under-18s Coach between 2009 and 2011.
After leaving to take up senior coaching roles with Charlton Athletic and Brentford, Henry returned to Barnet in 2014 to become the youngest Academy Manager in the country.
Lead Professional Development Phase Coach (U18 Coach)
Dean Selvey first worked for Barnet Football Club in 2011 before leaving to coach in America where he oversaw various youth programmes.
He returned to The Hive as Head of Coaching in 2014 before moving across to become Under-18s Coach in the summer of 2015.
Head of Academy Recruitment
A graduate of Queen Mary University with a degree in Politics, Joe Monks initially worked for Brentford as their Under-18 Recruitment Manager before moving to oversee scouting in London for Southampton and then Norwich City.
Joe joined Barnet in the summer of 2015 to build the recruitment department.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Kostas Lofitis joined Barnet FC in September 2011 as Lead Srength & Conditioning Coach.
Qualified with a BSc in Sports Science, he is working on his dissertation to get an MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology next September. He was awarded with the FA Football Science and Conditioning Certificate and he is currently working through his UKSCA accreditation.