This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Barnsley are wasting no time in their search to find Daniel Stendel’s successor over the international break, after the 45-year-old was dismissed from his role in charge of the Tykes.
Stendel guided Barnsley to promotion back into the Championship in his first season in charge, but won just one of his opening eleven league games in the second tier.
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has been linked with the vacancy with the Championship club, although it remains to be seen as to whether an approach has been made for his services.
Football League World’s Barnsley fan pundit Dan Sykes issued his thoughts on this latest update, and felt as though the majority of the Oakwell faithful would be ‘bitterly disappointed’ if Warne was to arrive.
“If Warne was to be given the job, I think the majority of fans would be bitterly disappointed.
“It’s a tough enough pill to swallow that Stendel has gone, without replacing him with a manger who despite their relative successes have had patchy records at best.”
The regular punter went on to admit that Barnsley need to appoint a manager that can improve their defence, which have conceded the most goals in the Championship alongside Stoke City.
“In my opinion we either need a seasoned pro to consolidate our league status and hope that we have learned some lessons for next year, or someone to pick up the baton from Daniel and tweak his brand of football to improve our defensive capabilities.”
It remains to be seen as to whether the Tykes will appoint a new manager before the conclusion of the international break, although supporters will be keen to see a new boss in the dugout for their next league game.
Barnsley are next in action after the international break, when they take on league leaders Swansea City in what is certain to be one of their toughest tests of the season to date.