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New managerial candidates emerge for Barnsley as they look to appoint Stendel’s successor

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Barnsley are reportedly target Jan Siewert and Phil Parkinson as possible contenders to take charge at Oakwell in the near future according to The Mirror (9th October, page 53). 

The report claims that the Tykes are weighing up the possibility of opening talks with both managers, as they look to appoint a new boss over the international break.

Barnsley have wasted no time in searching for Daniel Stendel’s successor, after the 45-year-old was dismissed from the managerial post on Tuesday morning.

Stendel guided the Tykes back into the Championship in his first season in charge, but he struggled to adapt to life in the second tier of English football.

The Yorkshire-based side haven’t won since the opening day of the season, which means they’re winless in their last eleven games in all competitions.

So it’s clear to see that results weren’t going Stendel’s way, and the club had seemingly seen enough to relieve him of his duties at Oakwell.

Parkinson could be keen to get back into work, after resigning from his role at Bolton Wanderers, where the former Reading player dealt with a number of off-the-field issues.

Whereas Siewert hasn’t been out of work for long, with the 37-year-old being sacked from the managerial post at Huddersfield Town, after a dismal start to their league campaign back in the Championship.

It remains to be seen as to whether any other names will be considered for the vacancy, although the Daily Mail have previously reported that Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson is one of the managers in the frame to take charge of the Tykes.

The Verdict: 

I have my doubts about these two if I’m being honest.

Siewert has already shown that he struggles to manage in English football, after disappointing spells with Huddersfield Town both in the Premier League and the Championship.

Parkinson dealt with difficult circumstances at Bolton, but you just get the feeling that there are better and more experienced options out there for Barnsley.

It’s important that they get this next appointment right, otherwise they’ll be facing relegation straight back into League One this season.

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