Coach leaves to become Assistant Manager at Pompey.Barnet FC can confirm that Gary Waddock has left the club with immediate effect in order to join Portsmouth as their Assistant Manager.
After working with the Bees on a casual basis since pre-season, Waddock was offered a rolling month-to-month contract as a full-time coach at the start of November.
He will now join Pompey - who currently sit twelfth in League Two, five points outside the play-offs - as manager Andy Awford’s assistant.
Commenting on the news, Barnet manager Martin Allen wished his former teammate at QPR all the best, saying:
“Gary has left to join Portsmouth as assistant manager, which for him is a fantastic move and a great opportunity. For the month that he has been with us full-time he has done a good job helping me with the training and the coaching and I am sure that he will do a fine job.
“All of us at Barnet Football Club wish him the very best of luck in his future.
“We will continue with the same staff that we have had for the previous five months that have got us into such a great position. No doubt, nothing will change. We are on our way.”