Barnsley have given Bristol City permission to speak to their manager Lee Johnson about the managerial vacancy at Ashton Gate.
Johnson has recently turned around Barnsley’s fortunes following a dismal October and November, with his side winning their last six League One fixtures.
They also reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a penalty shoot out victory over Fleetwood lastr night.
A statement on the Barnsley website read: “This morning we gave permission to Lee Johnson to speak to Bristol City concerning their managerial vacancy.
“We gave this permission because we believe that the structures that we now have in place must be the key to our future success rather than dependence on a single individual.
“If Lee decides to stay with Barnsley Football Club we will be delighted, but if he chooses to move on, we will continue unabated with the plan we have in place for the progression of our Club.”