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Barnet manager helps stranded fans

Edgar Davids in action for Barnet. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

The Barnet manager Edgar Davids gave a helping hand to a group of stranded fans on the M6 on Saturday. On the way back from their game at Accrington (in which Davids had been sent off), the team's bus passed a supporters' coach which had broken down.

A few minutes later, the team bus returned, picked the fans up and took them to a nearby service station where they could wait in the warm. Davids had told his players to get off the bus at the service station so it could go back to get the supporters.

The fans then got to meet and chat with the Barnet players before a replacement coach arrived to take the fans home.

Davids takes charge at Barnet after Robson leaves

Mark Robson has left his job as Barnet's Joint Head Coach. Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

Mark Robson has left his job as Joint Head Coach as Barnet. He had been sharing the job of managing the team with former Dutch international Edgar Davids.

In a statement, Barnet said they had needed to clarify the coaching roles and it was agreed that Robson should leave. Davids will now take over sole control of the team who are battling against relegation from League Two.

Former Dutch international Edgar Davids is now in sole control at Barnet. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Barnet FC unveils star signing

It's possibly one of the most bizarre combinations in the history of football - Edgar Davids and Barnet.

Davids has played for Holland in World Cups and at some of Europe's best clubs - including Inter Milan and Barcelona.

Today, he's been unveiled as joint-manager of the north London club.

Barnet are at the bottom of League Two - the lowest league in top-flight football - without one win so far this season.

So, why has he joined them?

Chris Paxton went to find out.

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Robson 'delighted' to welcome Edgar to Barnet FC

Barnet said that Davids would become joint Head Coach with incumbent Mark Robson, forming an equal partnership.

In a statement on the club's website, Robson said he was looking forward to working with him:

"I am delighted to welcome Edgar to our club. His experience as a player throughout his illustrious career will be a massive benefit to all our players and I look forward to forming a strong partnership with him".

– Mark Robson, Head Coach Barnet FC

Robson was put in charge of Barnet back in June, taking over from Martin Allen. But the club has struggled under his leadership. They sit at the foot of the League Two table, with no wins and just three points from their 11 games this season.

Davids breaks Barnet news with Twitter pic

Edgar Davids has posted a picture on Twitter of him shaking hands with Barnet's Chairman Tony Kleanthous, and standing alongside the incumbent Head Coach, Mark Robson, and Director of Football, Paul Fairclough.

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