Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is seemingly close to being handed the Barnsley job, as per a recent report by The Sun.
The Tykes recently dispensed of Markus Schopp as their head coach and are now looking to start moving in the right direction after a disastrous start to their Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Wilder has been out of work since March after he left his Sheffield United side on the brink of relegation to the Premier League.
It now appears that the 54-year-old is set to return to the Football League once more as he looks to create another dynasty in another part of Yorkshire.
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Here, we take a look at THREE benefits that Chris Wilder would bring to Barnsley if he is handed the job…
Three at the back specialist
The former Blades boss mastered the use of a three at the back system during his time at Bramall Lane and would no doubt be keen to employ it against Barnsley.
For one he will be inheriting a squad that is used to playing such a formation from their time under Valerien Ismael, which means that they shouldn’t take too long to adapt to it under the 54-year-old.
Wilder not only made it work at Sheffield United, he also achieved great success with it and eventually thrived during his first season in the Premier League.
Getting the formation spot on at Oakwell could form the foundations for future success.
Plenty of EFL experience
From what Schopp lacked in EFL experience, Wilder has it in abundance and certainly knows the three divisions like the back of his hand.
This knowledge has helped him to bring in players that can make a difference and has led to many achievements along the way.
He knows what it takes to not only stay in a division but also get out of one and that is something that will surely attract the Tykes.
Wilder is easily one of the best available options on the market at the moment.
Point to prove
The 54-year-old certainly has a point to prove after contributing heavily to Sheffield United’s relegation and will certainly be looking to use this potential job as a way of proving his doubters wrong.
He was accused of not having a plan B during the latter stages of his time at Bramall Lane and therefore we could potentially see him employ a new formation at Oakwell if he takes over.
His past achievement speak for themselves but many will be wondering if he can achieve such successes with a Barnsley side that has lacked quality this term.
Only time will tell if this is the right job for him.