Tykes in no rush to appoint new manager


Barnsley Chief Executive Ben Mansford has confirmed to BBC Radio Sheffield that the club will not rush in to making a decision on who should succeed the recently departed Lee Johnson as manager.

Johnson left the club last week to join Bristol City, after leading the Tykes in to the top half on the back of a 6 game winning streak. Paul Heckingbottom and Tommy Wright are currently sharing managerial responsibility at the club, leading them to victory over Bury at the weekend to make it 7 in a row, and Mansford has every confidence in them.

“There’s two people at the club who are very competent and we’re not in any rush to appoint a new manager. In Paul, we have someone who is Barnsley through and through. His focus is to do what’s best for Barnsley as a club.

“He’s supported by Tommy, who is committed, and we’re very confident they will continue to succeed.”

Barnsley are currently 10th in the table and sit only 5 points behind the play off positions after a tremendous run of form has pulled them away from the foot of the table.

Recently departed Leeds boss and ex Barnsley midfielder Neil Redfearn has been linked with a move to the club.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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