Shampoo giants Wash & Go have completed a surprise takeover of Barnet, ending chairman Tony Kleanthous' two-decade spell at the helm of the Bees.

The club said the deal would amount to 'one of the biggest financial takeovers in Football League history' - and it is already seeking Football League approval to rename the club Great Barnet ahead of next season. You can see the proposed new logo below.

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The scope of the agreement also means The Hive will be renamed the Wash & Go Stadium, and, in a controversial move, the Bees' kit will be rebranded in the garish 'Wash & Go green'.

Kleanthous said: “We need more money to get the club to its rightful place and this prestigious brand will enable us to invest in the team and climb up the league, which is great news for our fans and everyone else associated with the club.”

A spokesman from Wash & Go said the company had been eyeing up a deal for the north London club for some time.

They added: "We are delighted to be able to link our hair care brand with this stylish football club.

"We applaud Mr Kleanthous’ visionary approach to our relationship and look forward to improving player performance, on the pitch and in the shower."

The full interview with the outgoing Barnet chairman can be viewed here: