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Barnsley targeting promotion-winning manager to be new boss

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Barnsley are believed to be targeting Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth to fill the vacant managerial role at Oakwell.

The Tykes have just suffered relegation from the Championship, which included losing Paul Heckingbottom to Leeds in February.

His replacement, Jose Morais, failed to make a positive impact and even though they took it to the final day, they were relegated back to League One.

Following that, Morais was almost immediately relieved of his duties and the Yorkshire club are still on the lookout for his replacement.

And, according to journalist Alan Nixon, they are seriously considering Wycombe’s Ainsworth, who he describes as a ‘frontrunner’ for the job. Although, he did add that nothing is imminent in terms of his appointment.

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The 45-year old has done a fine job with the Chairboys and they will be playing in the third tier themselves next season after winning automatic promotion from League Two in a successful campaign.

Ainsworth is into his sixth season as manager at Adams Park and he also played over 100 games for the club as a player.

The Verdict

The Wycombe boss has proven himself to be one of the best managers in the lower leagues and deserves huge credit for the work he has done with the club.

Given that, it’s inevitable Barnsley will show an interest and the chance to work at Oakwell will appeal even if they are in the same division as Wycombe.

Barnsley made a lot of mistakes last year and need to get things right ahead of a crucial season and Ainsworth would appear to be a smart choice.

Thoughts, Barnsley fans? Would you take Ainsworth? Let us know in the comments below.

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