Barnet report County over Allen approach

19 April 2011 04:00
Barnet have reported Notts County to the Football League and Football Association following Martin Allen's controversial managerial defection from Underhill to Meadow Lane. Allen walked out on the Bees after just 19 days to take charge of npower League One strugglers Notts County on a one-year deal. Barnet, who are fighting desperately to stay in the Football League, claim the Magpies only contacted them after after they had struck a deal with Allen and are now seeking compensation for his services. Bees chairman Tony Kleanthous - who had agreed a deal with Allen on March 23 for him to take charge for the remaining eight games of the season - said: "We agreed a deal with him (Allen) until the end of the season and we helped and supported him throughout. "I told him that we were prepared to offer a new long-term deal that would certainly have provided him with a comfortable six-figure living but he made it clear that he wanted a chance to manage a team in League One next season. "He said he wanted to take this opportunity despite the perfect happy working environment which we provided for him at Barnet FC."

Source: PA