Barnsley are still on the lookout for a new manager – but it won’t be Man United’s Eric Ramsay, according to The Athletic.
The Tykes have been without a boss since the end of the season and have spent their time since hunting for a new boss to take the reins at Oakwell. There have been plenty of names linked and one of the most recent was Ramsay, who is currently working with the Red Devils.
The coach has been tasked with working on things like technical skills at Old Trafford and could perhaps have been tempted by the lure of being given the big job in League One with Barnsley next season.
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However, it looks as though United are very keen to keep hold of the coach for next season under Erik Ten Haag – and it looks like they’ll get their wish too, with The Athletic reporting that he looks likely to keep his current job at Old Trafford and stay in the Premier League with the club.
That will be a blow to Barnsley, who seemingly had him on their list of potential candidates for the job. Instead though, they will now have to look elsewhere for a new boss.
They will no doubt have plenty of other names lined up but considering Ramsay’s experience of working with United, they would certainly have given some thought to giving the current Red Devils’ man the role or at least liked a chance to interview for the vacant spot at Oakwell.
Eric Ramsay is somewhat of an unknown quantity when it comes to management, so the appointment of the coach would have certainly been a risk by Barnsley.
Other clubs in the EFL though have made similar appointments in the past that have paid dividends. Considering he currently works with Man United too and is clearly well-versed in technical skills and getting the best out of his players, he could probably have done a solid job with the Tykes in League One.
Instead though, it appears as though he will be staying at Old Trafford in his current capacity. That hasn’t been a big blow to Barnsley, as there are plenty of other names to consider and plenty of other managers that are out of work and could end up with the job instead.
Ramsay though could have been a shrewd appointment and might have really given the Tykes some ambition for the future – but it’s back to the drawing board now.