Davids stung on Bees debut

13 October 2012 09:18

Edgar Davids had a chastening start to his tenure as coach of the English fourth tier's bottom club Barnet on Saturday when his new charges slumped to a 4-1 loss at home to Plymouth Argyle.

The former Netherlands international midfielder, who won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, was on Thursday appointed as the new joint-head coach of the London-based club, whose nickname is 'the Bees'.

It represents a first foray into management for the former Juventus and Barcelona star.

Saturday's reverse left Barnet five points adrift at the foot of the English Football League and seven points from safety, while they have now gone 14 games without a win.

"First you have to analyse the situation, and then dissect the problems," Davids, 39, told BBC London radio.

"We are definitely going to look closer at the squad and see how we can improve. If that means we have to have some changes, then we have to do those."

Davids, who lives a mile from Barnet, previously turned out for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and also played seven games for Crystal Palace in 2010.

Source: AFP