Danny Cowley has revealed that he would be open to talking to Barnsley about their vacant managerial role, although he suggested no discussions have taken place just yet.
The Tykes are on the lookout for a new boss after Gerhard Struber left the club to join MLS side New York Red Bulls.
As a result, a host of names have been linked with the top job at Oakwell, including Cowley, who was surprisingly dismissed by Huddersfield earlier this year despite keeping them in the Championship last season.
And, he told ITV Yorkshire reporter Chris Dawkes that he would not turn down the chance to speak to Barnsley but he played down the idea that anything was happening right now.
“No, I think when you’re out of work naturally you’re associated with jobs that are available. For us, it’s just a period of time we’re in. We love football so it’ very easy to jump at the first opportunity but I think what we have to do is try to make some intelligent, informed decisions.
“When people pick the phone up we will always speak to them, gather all the information and off the back of that you can hopefully make some intelligent decisions.”
Prior to this work with the Terriers, Cowley and his brother Nicky were known for the remarkable job they did as they brought Lincoln City up the leagues.
This is a pretty standard response from Cowley and whilst he doesn’t give too much away it shows that he would be willing to listen to what Barnsley have to say – which you would expect as they are a Championship side.
Given his record over the years, you would have to say that Barnsley could do a lot worse, although the style of play may be an issue as it was with Huddersfield.
Either way, the Tykes hierarchy need to make a decision quickly and Cowley is certainly someone they should consider on their shortlist.
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