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Frustrating news for Barnsley as manager hunt continues

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Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has turned down an approach from Championship side Barnsley, according to reports in HITC.

The promotion-winning manager is in the midst of a solid first season in the Football League after winning the National League title last term, with the Imps defeating Chelsea U23’s on Tuesday evening to secure a first ever Wembley outing in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Cowley is believed to have been the Tykes first choice to replace Paul Heckingbottom, who left for Leeds on Tuesday.

However the Essex-born boss has opted to remain with the Lincolnshire-based side to see out the season, with the club firmly in contention for a second successive promotion, as well as silverware in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The Verdict

Barnsley showed ambition and forward thinking by approaching Cowley, but will be embarrassed that they have been rejected by a League Two boss.

However, Cowley’s rejection is completely understandable.

Having led the Imps to promotion last season, Cowley is on the hunt for another promotion as well as silverware in the Checkatrade.

The manager has a real affinity with fans at Sincil Bank as well as the city of Lincoln, and it would take a serious offer from a huge club to tempt the manager and assistant manager and brother Nicky away from the East Midlands.

Barnsley fans, let us know your thoughts!

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