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Breen named Barnet assistant boss

Gary Breen
Breen has ambitions to manage a club in the future

Barnet defender Gary Breen has signed a new deal with the club to become assistant manager in combination with his playing duties.

The 35-year-old joined Barnet in December and made 22 appearances for the League Two side last season.

The ex-Republic of Ireland man told the club's website: "Assistant manager is another step in the direction of my ultimate aim to manage a club.

"It is my priority but I will play on as long as it benefits the team."

The centre-back has played 603 club games in an impressive career, including spells at Maidstone, Gillingham, Peterborough, Birmingham, Coventry, West Ham, Sunderland and Wolves.

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He won 63 caps for the Republic of Ireland and scored in the 2002 World Cup.

Bees manager Ian Hendon said: "He looked different class as a player when he came in last season. I am looking forward to working more closely with him."



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