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Full name Martin James Allen
Date of birth 14 August 1965 (1965-08-14) (age 56)
Place of birth Reading, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Queens Park Rangers 136 (16)
1989–1995 West Ham United 190 (25)
1995–1997 Portsmouth 45 (4)
1997–1998 Southend United 5 (0)
Total 376 (45)
National team
1986–1987 England U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Reading (assistant)
2003–2004 Barnet
2004–2006 Brentford
2006–2007 Milton Keynes Dons
2007 Leicester City
2008–2009 Cheltenham Town
2011 Barnet
2011–2012 Notts County
2012 Barnet (caretaker)
2012–2013 Gillingham
2014–2016 Barnet
2016–2017 Eastleigh
2018 Barnet
2018 Chesterfield
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin James Allen (born 14 August 1965) is an English football manager and former player. He played more than 100 games as a midfielder for both Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United before finishing his playing career with Portsmouth and Southend United. Five years later, he took his first job in management, at non-league Barnet. He has since managed Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons, Leicester City, Cheltenham Town and Notts County. He rejoined Barnet as manager on 16 April 2012 on a short-term, three-match contract succeeding Lawrie Sanchez. In July 2012 he became manager of Gillingham and in the 2012–13 season led the team to the Football League Two title, earning Allen his first promotion as a manager and Gillingham's first divisional title in 49 years. He was sacked as Gillingham manager in October 2013. Allen rejoined Barnet for a fourth spell in 2014, leading the Bees back into League Two before dropping divisions to join Eastleigh in December 2016, a role he held only until the following February.

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