Edgar Davids has agreed to stay at Barnet next season and the former Dutch international will remain the Bees’ head coach.

Barnet will begin next season in the Conference after suffering relegation and Davids will be charged with the task of getting the Bees back in the Football League.

It is not yet known if Davids, who is 40 years old, will continue as a player/head coach.

Bees chairman Tony Kleanthous told the club's website: “I am thrilled that Edgar has decided to remain with the club.

"The way last season ended was disappointing for everyone involved but there is no doubt in my mind that Edgar is the right man to take us forward.

“He has started a football revolution here and we hope we can maintain the attractive style of play we developed under him in the Football League.

“It is a measure of the man that he wants to stay to finish the job he started."

The former Juventus and Barcelona midfielder joined Barnet last October as player/joint head coach alongside Mark Robson and his arrival saw the Bees’ form dramatically improve.

He took sole charge of the first team in December but was unable to keep Barnet in League Two with the Bees suffering relegation after losing their final game of the season.