Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael has left the Tykes this afternoon the club has confirmed, with West Bromwich Albion set to be his new side in the Championship.
The men from Oakwell enjoyed a fantastic season with him at the helm last year as they rose up the league table to qualify for the play-offs and earn a shot at achieving Premier League football.
However, they fell short at the semi-final stage as Swansea City knocked them out and they will naturally be looking to try and build on that next season.
They’ll have to do so, though, without Ismael in charge with it being confirmed by the Tykes that he is set to head to the Black Country to take over at West Brom.
The Baggies, of course, have seen the likes of Chris Wilder and David Wagner linked in recent weeks but it is Ismael that seems Hawthorns bound now.
A real blow for Barnsley with this development naturally stemming from their fine success last season.
The consolation for the Tykes would be that they have shown they can bring in good managers to take over when one has left and they’ll need to pull off that trick once again here.
Ismael was a real star for the club last season, though, and it’s only natural that they are going to miss him initially at least.