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Former boss vows to stay in game after shock exit 

 Published on: 7th November 2018   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Former Northwood Football Club manager Dean Barker has vowed to stay in the game following his shock departure from the club last month.

The former boss left his role as manager of the Woods, much to the frustration of supporters.

Barker only took the reins at Northwood in the summer and left with them just four points from the playoff positions, with four wins and four defeats from 10 matches.

In a club statement, Northwood Football Club, said: “Today (October 27) the Woods parted company with first team manager Dean Barker. We thank him for the positive impact that he had brought to the club in the past months, and wish him well for the future.”

In immediate response followers of the club voiced their displeasure, with John Joyce saying: “Just seen this news. How ridiculous is that? The best manager they have had in years and knew a good player when he saw one.”

When MyNorthwoodNews spoke to Barker, he vowed to stay in the game.

He said: “I will definitely look to stay in the game and will assess my options soon.

“I’d also like to thank those that have supported me throughout my time at the club and for the kind words since the news was announced.”

Barker was appointed Northwood manager in May 2018. He joined the club from Wingate & Finchley, where he managed the club’s under-23 side, guiding them to the 2017-18 Bostik Isthmian League Development North Division title as well as two cup finals.

Northwood Chairman Ian Barry put assistant manager Scott Dash and coaches Kevin Lawrence and Richard Elderfield in interim charge following Baker’s departure.

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