Caretaker boss Adam Murray insists that he is happy with his previous role at Barnsley but he didn’t rule himself out of replacing Gerhard Struber on a permanent basis.
After a disrupted start to the season, the Austrian finally left the club earlier this month to join up with MLS side New York Red Bulls, leaving the Tykes without a manager.
As a result, Murray was asked to step up to lead the group ahead of the weekend game against Bristol City and he will be in the dugout as things stand.
This is nothing new for the 39-year-old as he took on a similar responsibility a year ago as he is a respected figure at the club.
And, whilst he isn’t a firm favourite for the job, Murray is in the running with the bookmakers to succeed Struber permanently but he clarified his position with a cautious response when asked if he wanted the job by reporter Leon Wobschall.
“If the club asked me, I would have a decision to make. But with my role with the last team, I am more than happy.”
This is a pretty standard response from most coaches when they get asked this sort of question and you have to say that Murray handled it well.
From his comments you would imagine he would take the role if offered it, which is common sense as it’s a fantastic opportunity for any aspiring coach.
Whether that would go down well with the support is another thing entirely and even though he is rated as a coach, Barnsley fans will understandably be hoping for a bigger appointment and a decision will have to be made soon.
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