Edgar Davids: Ex-Juventus man resigns as Barnet head coach

Edgar Davids

Conference Premier side Barnet have announced head coach Edgar Davids has "resigned by mutual agreement".

The former Netherlands midfielder, 40, joined the Bees in October 2012.

Davids initially moved to north London as joint-head coach alongside Mark Robson but took sole charge in December 2012 after Robson's departure.

"Everybody associated with the club would like to thank Edgar for his contribution during his time here," a club statement said.external-link

"The club would also like to wish Edgar the very best of luck in what we have no doubt will be the continuation of an illustrious career."

The Dutchman, who has represented clubs including Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and Inter Milan in his career, came out of retirement and made 29 appearances as Barnet were relegated from League Two last season.

Davids made nine appearances for the Bees in the Conference Premier this season but was sent off on three occasions.

He threatened to retire in December following his third dismissal, saying he was a "target" and that some decisions were "exaggerated".

Davids, who has also had spells in England with Tottenham and Crystal Palace, leaves The Hive with Barnet 10th in the table, three points off the play-off places.

In total he made 38 appearances for Barnet, scoring one goal and receiving five red cards.

Davids won 74 caps for the Netherlands and helped Ajax win the Champions League, Uefa Cup and three Eredivisie titles.

In Italy, he picked up three Serie A championships with Juventus and the Coppa Italia with Inter Milan.