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Born: Che­sham, Bucks, 1985 (Age 32) An artis­tic gym­nast as a teenager, Eames won medals at the Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships be­fore turn­ing his back on the sport aged 21. He then took a de­gree in sports science and coach­ing at Leeds Met Univer­sity be­fore work­ing in com­mu­nity and academy roles at Leeds United. Man­age­rial ca­reer: In 2009, Eames joined Bar­net as a per­for­mance an­a­lyst. Dur­ing this time, he played part-time for Amer­sham Town and Che­sham United, where he also man­aged the re­serves. Pro­moted to lead youth de­vel­op­ment coach at Bar­net in 2010, Eames spent four years over­see­ing the academy’s U12 to U16s be­fore step­ping up to man­age the U18s. In 2015, he was given re­spon­si­bil­ity for the Un­der-21s and some first-team du­ties un­der Martin Allen, be­fore be­ing named in­terim man­ager, along­side Henry New­man, in De­cem­ber 2016. Eames won five of his 12 games but was de­moted in favour of Kevin Nu­gent. When Nu­gent was sacked in April, Eames re­turned and took six points from four games to lift lin­ger­ing rel­e­ga­tion fears. He was handed the job per­ma­nently in July.

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