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Barnsley must ensure new manager shares same ideas as predecessors

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Barnsley will fully expect to appoint a new manager by the time they take on Burton Albion in nine days’ time in what is a crucial game.

Whilst the Tykes have been linked with several different managers, ranging from those with years of Championship experience to those working their way through the leagues, it’s vital they appoint someone who follows their structure.

Barnsley have developed a good reputation for the work they’ve done over the years even before Paul Heckingbottom took charge, although he was key to it.

The young and hungry model that they implemented brought plenty of success both on the field and financially.

Whilst it no doubt infuriated fans at times when the likes of John Stones, Alfie Mawson, Sam Winnall and Conor Hourihane, to name just a few, decided to leave, it shows the Tykes were doing something right.

Their policy of plucking players from the lower leagues and giving younger players a chance has worked and it’s how they’ll have to continue to operate.

The Championship is becoming ridiculous with the amount of money that is spent as sides chase the dream of winning promotion but Barnsley can’t just throw cash at it.

Quite simply, they don’t have the resources to be compete with many of these teams so have to think differently.

Of course, it’s about getting the balance right and you could argue that their alarming run of form that has seen them fall into a relegation battle this season suggests they need to take more risks.

But the reality is they are still in a fair position given the size of the club and the budget they have.

Those involved at the Yorkshire club need to realise the good work that has been done over the years and look to continue that instead of changing the structure completely.

Therefore, when appointing the new boss Barnsley must get someone who is totally on board with this approach instead of adapting to the new man.

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