Whichever terminology you use, however you try to couch it in semantics, when a manager leaves a club it is usually safe to say that he’s been ‘sacked’. That is likely the case with Kevin Nugent at Barnet.
Terms such as ‘relieved of his duties’ or ‘by mutual consent’ do nothing to lessen this, nor alter it. Barnet said in their very short club statement on the parting of ways between Nugent and the club that they’d “mutually agreed to part company.”
Nugent had only been in the job since February 17th this year, and in leaving Barnet becomes the 47th casualty across all four divisions in English football. Nugent had only been in charge of 11 Barnet games, winning just one of these games – returning an average of just 0.70 points-per-game.
Upon Nugent’s departure, the Bees find themselves on 51 points and in 16th place in the League Two table – nine points from the last of the relegation places currently held by Newport Town.
Barnet’s next game is against Wycombe Wanderers on Easter Monday and it is a game that will be overseen by Rossi Eames whilst Barnet continue their search for a permanent Head Coach. Eames is well versed in what is needed having been in temporary charge for almost three months after Martin Allen’s surprise move to take the reins at non-league Eastleigh in December.
Reaction to Nugent leaving Barnet
— Elliot Byrne (@elliotmbyrne) April 15, 2017
Barnet sack Kevin Nugent. I hear Martin Allen is free again… https://t.co/Yi9N7U3vHv
— Matt Scrafton (@matt_scrafton) April 15, 2017
@BarnetFC Instead of chucking money at unproven players, chuck it at wages for a proven, experienced MANAGER. Nugent was always another Robson…
— Charlies Warlocks (@C_Warlocks) April 15, 2017
@AccursoDaniele @TSBdebenham @richard_boden @LoudmouthBFC @beespod @JackReynolds10 @BarnetFC To me Nugent has been a worse manager than Robson because Nugent has had better players, better infrastructure yet similar results
— Kyle Kelly (@Kyle_J_Kelly) April 15, 2017
— James Gray (@jamestingray) April 15, 2017
— (Christian Radnedge) (@ChristianRad) April 15, 2017
WE GOT NUGENT OUT
SAY WE GOT NUGENT OUT!!!
Thank you Kleanthous for finally sacking him. https://t.co/hsOCVGZOro
— Daniele Accurso (@AccursoDaniele) April 15, 2017