Championship side Barnsley have agreed a deal with Paul Heckingbottom to become their new manager, according to the Sheffield Star.
Heckingbottom took over from Lee Johnson when he departed for Bristol City earlier in the season, and went on to become a resounding success, leading the Reds to Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and play off glory.
The Star confirms Heckingbottom was offered the job a while ago, but he refused to be drawn into confirming a new deal, choosing instead to keep the focus on the players instead and their task ahead.
It is more good news for the Tykes, who today also confirmed the re-signing of winger Adam Hammill on a two-year deal, something clearly influenced by Heckingbottom’s decision.
With Barnsley expected to be fighting against relegation next season, the signing of Heckingbottom is a crucial one for the club. The board of directors will be hoping he can continue his good work and take some of the momentum into the season.
Barnsley fans, what a day this is turning out to be for you! How happy are you with this news? Let us know in the comments!!