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Paul Fairclough has stated Barnet did not break the bank to bring Edgar Davids to the club
Barnet’s director of football Paul Fairclough has stated the Bees did not break their budget in order to bring Edgar Davids to Underhill.
The former Juventus midfielder agreed a deal with Barnet yesterday (Thursday) to become the Bees’ joint head coach alongside Mark Robson.
It was a move that surprised many given the Dutch internationals stature in European football but Fairclough is adamant Davids did not join the club for financial reasons.
He said: “We have a football budget at the club, it is a strict budget and you can talk to any agent and they know what our budget is like.
“So we have not broken any budgets. This man (Davids) has come into this football club because he believes in the football club and he has come within the structure we have in place.
“So no, we haven’t broken our budget. Edgar has come because he wants to be part of something that is going to grow and he wants to contribute to that. He understands our pay-line structure completely.”
The decision to bring Davids, who is also hopeful of making a return to first team football, to Barnet could provide the club with a much needed boost on the pitch.
The Bees are currently bottom of the table and are yet to win a match this season under Robson.
Fairclough admitted many clubs would’ve sacked their manager after such a poor run of form but said Robson has a ‘job for life’ with Barnet.
Fairclough added: “There are cynics in football.
"Ninety-nine per cent of football clubs would have sacked their head coach by now but we have faith in Mark and feel he is a perfect fit for the club.
"It's a job for life for Mark with his ability as he is a highly qualified technical coach."