Valerien Ismael enjoyed a dream start as Barnsley manager as the Tykes recorded their first Championship victory of the campaign against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.
The Frenchman replaced Gerhard Struber in the hot-seat at Oakwell and was in the stands to see the Yorkshire outfit draw with Millwall on Saturday.
Assistant manager Adam Murray had previously taken charge of the games against Bristol City, Stoke and then at The Den.
But Ismael was in the dugout against the West Londoners and ensured the new manager bounce was in full force at Oakwell, helping Barnsley end their three-month wait for a Championship victory since winning at Brentford.
The Tykes were given a helping hand by Rangers defender Rob Dickie, who was dismissed for fouling Cauley Woodrow, which led to the opening goal scored by Woodrow himself.
Connor Chaplin doubled Barnsley’s advantage before Yoann Barbet’s comical own-goal ensured their biggest league victory since February.
On Wednesday morning, Barnsley’s official Twitter shared a rare video of Ismael’s inspired team talk prior to the game – which was unsurprisingly well received on social media.
Have a look at some of best responses below:
YES VAL!! love the enthusiasm, the passion and bringing the boys together
— Dave Beckett (@dave1829) October 28, 2020
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Love this 🔴👏🏻
— Andy Asquith (@Andy_Squiff) October 28, 2020
Love this, love to see the passion in him ❤️
— Margaret Lambert (@_mags) October 28, 2020
I love him already ❤️
— Sally Wilkinson (@SallyWilky22) October 28, 2020
my team https://t.co/a8JKHy3nKh
— Thomas Cheetham (@CheethamBFC) October 28, 2020
Reds!! Love this 😍 https://t.co/clUzKUPFsa
— 🦩🦚The Duchess tweets (@HeatherLinney) October 28, 2020
This is what we love to see ❤️ https://t.co/zIuQhBSXAq
— 𝔊𝔬𝔩𝔡𝔦 ♡🎃 (@TarnCait) October 28, 2020
Work rate ✅
Back in the game…. https://t.co/wnGTqKcWOJ
— 🅰️nt 🆑are (@antclare78) October 28, 2020
Things you love to see !! You reds 😍😍 https://t.co/VzbUsAegjm
— Nikki Potter (@Nickpotter87) October 28, 2020
— Joe Beardsall (@josephbeardsall) October 28, 2020