Barnet have made Henry Newman the youngest academy manager in the country after appointing him as James Thorne's successor. 

Newman, 24, is a UEFA A-Licensed coach who has previously worked for the club between 2009 and 2011 as the club's Under-18s assistant manager.

Having originally left Underhill to take up a senior coaching role at Charlton Athletic, Henry has returned to the club to take over from Thorne, who left to join a Premier League side at the end of last season.

Speaking to the club's website, Newman said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role and am looking forward to both continuing the good work of the past as well as building for the future.

"My aim is to make the Academy sustainable by producing as many players that will be capable of going on to represent the first team as possible.” 

Assisting Newman will be lead professional development phase coach, Ross Eames, and head of coaching, Adam Lewis.

Both Eames and Lewis are assuming new roles following the re-structuring of the Bees' academy setup.

Eames has previously worked as the club's Under-16 coach having joined the club four years ago, whilst Lewis, who was appointed five years previously, has held the role of lead youth development phase coach.