Barnsley are searching for a new manager, after they announced that they had parted company with Daniel Stendel on Tuesday.
Stendel guided the Tykes back into the Championship in his first season in charge, but his side have struggled to build on that momentum this term.
Barnsley are yet to win since their opening day of the season victory over Fulham, which has led to the club’s owners making the somewhat bold decision to relieve Stendel of his duties at Oakwell.
It has recently been reported by the Daily Mail that the club are keen to speak to Stephen Robinson over the international break, as they waste no time in looking to appoint Stendel’s successor.
Robinson is currently in charge of Scottish side Motherwell, and has taken them up to third in the Scottish Premier League after an impressive start to this year’s campaign.
But there will be doubts as to whether he would be the right appointment for Barnsley, and it would be a decision that is likely to divide the Oakwell faithful.
We look at THREE reasons why Barnsley should avoid Robinson as Stendel’s replacement
Barnsley need stability
The Tykes are really struggling heading into the international break, and the morale couldn’t be much lower at Oakwell.
Their opening day of the season win over Fulham will feel like a distant memory for most of the club’s supporters, and they need to find some stability and consistency in their performances at the earliest of opportunities.
Appointing Robinson would be a risky decision by the club’s owners, as plenty of supporters are likely to feel as though there are better and more experienced options out there for them to consider.
If they get this next appointment wrong, then there is no doubt in saying that they will be returning straight back into League One this season.
Robinson isn’t proven in the Championship
Robinson has managed in the Football League, but not in the Championship, which is likely to be a concern for Barnsley supporters.
He managed Oldham Athletic briefly, but was replaced by John Sheridan after a poor run of results with the League Two club.
There’s no doubting that he has impressed with Motherwell in recent seasons, but the club’s supporters will surely feel as though there are better and more experienced options available to guide the Tykes to safety in the Championship.
The likes of Gary Rowett are the types of manager that Barnsley should be looking at instead of Robinson, as he has more experience to his name.
Could he be trusted with a budget?
Motherwell haven’t spent much money on transfers whilst Robinson has been in charge, which will lead to questions as to whether he can manage a transfer budget in the January transfer window.
Barnsley’s squad lacks experience this season, and it will definitely need some fresh faces to add to their squad if they’re to put up a fight for survival in the Championship.
They can’t be blowing that budget on players that don’t perform to the standard required, and thy might need to consider a manager with a more proven record.