HITC Sport understands Barnet boss Darren Currie is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job at Southend

Managerless Southend United are considering an approach for Barnet boss Darren Currie as they begin their search for a new manager, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

League One strugglers Southend are looking for a new manager following Kevin Bond’s resignation earlier this week after a run of six defeats at the start of this season.

Bond took over at Southend in April and helped the club secure survival in League One. But he has been unable to transform the side’s poor form, with the Shrimpers 22nd in the table above only Bolton, who started the campaign with a 12-point deduction.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Roots Hall and Barnet chief Currie features prominently on Southend’s list of candidates to take over.

Currie is highly regarded in coaching circles and fits the sort of profile that Southend are looking for.

The 44-year-old initially was caretaker manager at Barnet before being named permanent boss in January and he enhanced his reputation with a famous FA Cup win at Sheffield United last season.

Barnet are currently in 10th spot in the National League, having lost only one of their opening eight fixtures, and they would be reluctant to lose Currie, but they are bracing themselves for interest from Southend.

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