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Football League World’s Barnsley fan pundit Dan Sykes has revealed he wants an experienced Championship manager such as Ian Holloway or Nigel Adkins to take over after Daniel Stendel’s sacking.
The Yorkshire club announced on Monday that they had parted ways with Stendel, just 16 months after he was appointed to the role.
The German coach led the Reds to promotion from League One in his first season in charge but experienced a rocky start to life in the Championship.
Barnsley are currently 23rd in the division and in addition to having gone 10 games without a win, are the league’s lowest scorers and joint-highest conceders.
With Stendel gone and Adam Murray taking temporary charge, attention shifts to who the next manager should be.
Sykes has suggested the club should bring in an experienced head in but indicated he was concerned that might be tough.
He explained: “Personally I would go for a manager with experience in the Championship, the likes of Nigel Adkins or Ian Holloway, but I don’t think they’ll relish the head coach role in the model we operate.
“It’s probably fair to say that unless there is a standout candidate willing to come and work within the constrictions of the role, Adam Murray will end up with the job until the end of the season.”
Sykes added that another approach could be to bring in someone similar to Stendel to pick-up where he left off.
He said: “Other German names being discussed amongst fans include Jan Siewert, who we don’t want due to his abysmal win ratio at Huddersfield, and Hannes Wolfe, Steven Cherundolo and Domenico Tedesco who are a bit more enigmatic.”
Due to the international break, Barnsley’s next game is not until Saturday the 19th of October, when they face high-flying Swansea City.