According to a report from HITC Sport, Southend United have identified Barnet manager Darren Currie as a potential candidate to fill the vacant managerial role at Roots Hall after the departure of Kevin Bond last week.

After Southend United’s dreadful start to the 2019/20 campaign in which they lost all six of their opening League One games, the club confirmed that Kevin Bond had resigned from his managerial role with the club, confirming that they would be commencing their search for a new manager immediately.

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The likes of former Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson and ex-Southend United player Adam Barrett have both emerged as strong candidates for the role. But now, it has been claimed that Barnet manager Darren Currie is also in the frame for the role.

The report says that Currie is “highly regarded in coaching circles” and the National League side are bracing for an approach from Southend United, with Barnet determined to keep him at The Hive. After initially taking over the role as caretaker, Currie earned himself a deal as manager in December 2018. The club sit in 10th place in the table so far and Currie’s current deal runs out at the end of this season.

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The 44-year-old had only taken up roles as an assistant manager prior to his appointment at Barnet, starting out at Boreham Wood before coming into the coaching staff of John Still, who he worked with at both Dagenham and Redbridge and Barnet. Now, it will be interesting if Southend look to swoop for Currie with their search for a new boss continues.


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