Barnsley have confirmed the appointment of Jose Morais as the club’s new head-coach.
Morais, 52, has an impressive CV having worked with Jose Mourinho at an array of clubs including Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
The experienced coach fills the void left by Paul Heckingbottom who left his post to join Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.
Morais has also managed in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Greece – but this will be his first experience of being the main man at the helm in England.
The Tykes find themselves in the midst of a desperate battle to stay in the Sky Bet Championship, with the side currently occupying 22nd spot in the league table – one point adrift of safety.
Football League World Chief Editor Sam Rourke managed to briefly catch up with former Barnsley striker Daniel Nardiello today, to get his views on the current managerial situation at Oakwell.
The 35-year-old former Tykes forward has high hopes for Barnsley’s new manager – “I think Barnsley have made a good appointment in Jose Morais”, Nardiello said.
“He has an excellent coaching record and the potential to do really well in England.
“He will need time as all managers do, but I believe he will do well”.
Barnsley face a massive clash with Burton Albion next week, in a match that will be Morais’ first game in charge, a win there could be season defining for the club.
When asked whether Barnsley can stay up and remain in the Championship, Nardiello said: “Barnsley can definitely stay up, it’s a tough ask but Morais has got the experience and has a good set of lads at his disposal”.
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