Former Pompey player makes shock managerial switch

Former Pompey player Martin Allen is the new Eastleigh boss   Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Former Pompey player Martin Allen is the new Eastleigh boss Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

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Former Pompey midfielder Martin Allen has been appointed Eastleigh manager.

The 51-year-old today quit Barnet to take over at the ambitious non-league side following Ronnie Moore’s departure.

Moore yesterday left the Silverlake Stadium in a shock exit and is currently being linked with the vacant Rotherham job.

Now Allen, who made 36 appearances and scored four times as a Pompey player, has moved into the hot-seat as the Spitfires strive to close down the eight-point gap for the play-offs.

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