Bees: We'll talk to Hess
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barnet say they will speak with Andy Hessenthaler, if he is offered a manager's job.
Barnet boss Paul Fairclough says they will speak with veteran Andy Hessenthaler, should he be offered a job in management.
The 41-year-old has been out of management since leaving the Gillingham post in late 2004, having since continued with his playing career at Championship side Hull City and his current club in The Bees.
With a number of managerial departures popping up in The Football League in recent weeks, Hessenthaler has since been mentioned as a possible successor to Nigel Spackman at League One strugglers Millwall.
The former Watford midfielder has expressed a desire to be a manager again in the future, and Fairclough admits they would discuss things with Hessenthaler, if such a scenario took place.
"Andy made a commitment to us in pre-season when he said he was with us and that he was dedicated to the club," Fairclough said.
"As far as I am concerned, Andy Hessenthaler is a Barnet player, and he is very important for us, as his performances this season have shown.
"But if something appealing [in management] were to come up, we would sit down and talk to him about it."
Meanwhile, The Bees have suffered an injury blow after young centre back Simon King was ruled out for at least a month with a broken hand.
The 23-year-old sustained the injury when he fell to the ground in last Saturday's 3-3 home draw with Milton Keynes Dons.