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Key Barnsley figure emerges as managerial contender for vacant EFL job

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Barnsley coach Adam Murray is a contender to replace Richie Wellens as manager of Swindon Town, according to reports from Football Insider.

Swindon are on the lookout for a new manager after Richie Wellens departed the County Ground and became the new boss of League Two side Salford City this afternoon.

Wellens guided the Robins to automatic promotion from League Two last season, but they have struggled since returning to League One and sit 20th after nine games.

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According to Football Insider, though, the club aren’t wasting any time in finding Wellens’ replacement, with Barnsley coach Adam Murray emerging as a contender to replace the 40-year-old.

Murray has taken caretaker charge of Barnsley on two separate occasions, and was placed in temporary charge when Gerhard Struber left the club last month.

Murray guided Barnsley to three draws before Valerien Ismael took over, and he might be interested in a permanent role.

Murray has been a permanent manager before, managing Mansfield Town in League Two between 2015 and 2017, winning 32 out of 103 games in charge.

The Verdict

This would be an interesting appointment, but you can’t say that Murray doesn’t deserve this opportunity.

He has taken temporary charge of Barnsley on a couple of occasions, and he’s never really done a bad job when doing so.

He likes to play attacking football, and he would have learnt a lot during his time as an assistant coach at Oakwell.


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