Barnsley managerial update emerges after play-off defeat to Bolton Wanderers

Barnsley managerial update emerges after play-off defeat to Bolton Wanderers

According to a report published in the Barnsley Chronicle, Martin Devaney, the caretaker manager of Barnsley, is not a candidate for the open management role.
After losing to Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-final, Barnsley will play in League One the following season. They gave it their all in the second leg at the ToughSheet Community Stadium, but in the end, they were unable to score a goal and lost 5–4 overall.

With one game remaining in the season, the Tykes decided to break ways with Neill Collins, and Devaney, 43, was named interim manager. On the penultimate day, following their 1-1 draw against Northampton Town at home, he led the Yorkshire team into the top six.

Under his leadership, Barnsley performed admirably against the Trotters but were unable to equalize. He is not a candidate for the full-time position, according to the Barnsley Chronicle’s most recent report on their dugout vacancy.

In order to make a strong run for promotion to the Championship the next season, Barnsley must make sure that their appointment is made correctly.

After losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the previous season at Wembley, they have now failed twice in a row.

Before their form faltered under Collins, the Tykes appeared to be well on their way; they must make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Oakwell is predicted to go through a transitional summer, but if they can succeed, they remain a desirable club for a manager to oversee. At the conclusion of the following month, a number of players, including Jordan Williams, Herbie Kane, Nicky Cadden, and Devante Cole, will be free agents.

Liam Roberts, John McAtee, Jamie McCart, Conor Grant, and other loanees are scheduled to return to their parent clubs in the meantime.

Recently, they have been connected to Dominik Thalhammer, but a bid for the Austrian fell through, according to journalist Alan Nixon on his patreon page

Barnsley’s future is still bright despite their loss to Bolton Wanderers, but they need to bring in someone with Football League experience.

They require a head coach who has experience rising above the third division and has ideally done so in the past.

Teams like Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, and Rotherham United are slipping, and all three will be keen to go back up quickly.

It will be a difficult league next year because Wrexham and Stockport County, two ambitious teams, are rising and might possibly be formidable forces.

Former Barnsley managers Paul Heckingbottom and Michael Duff are available, though it’s unclear if they’d be interested.

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