Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is in contention to takeover as manager of Championship side Barnsley, Football Insider have reported.
The Tykes are searching for a new manager after sacking Daniel Stendel on Tuesday morning, with the club currently 23rd in the Championship, having not won since the opening day of the season.
It is now thought that Robinson has emerged as a potential contender to take over at Oakwell, after impressing during his time at Fir Park, with his ability to work on a budget and promotiong youth player to the first team during his time at the club thought to have caught the attention of the Tykes hierarchy.
Robinson took over as manager of Motherwell in March 2017, and guided the club to the finals of both the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup the following season, before securing an eighth-place finish in the Scottish Premiership during the 2018/19 campaign.
This year, Motherwell are currently third in the Scottish top flight, in what is the final year of Robinson’s current contract at the club.
With the October international break now underway, Barnsley do have time to search for a replacement for Stendel, with the first-team not set to play again until the 19th August, when they host Swansea City at Oakwell.
It was also recently reported that Barnsley’s Championship rivals Millwall are interested in Robinson, as they search for a replacement for Neil Harris following his unexpected departure from The Den.
This has the potential to be a good appointment for Barnsley.
Robinson does have an impressive record with Motherwell, so you feel as though he will back himself to step into what looks to be a challenging role at Oakwell.
Add to that the fact that he is apparently someone who fits in with the club’s ethos, and this does seem as though it could be a popular move around the club.
However, Robinson has yet to gain any experience in the Championship, meaning this could be something of a risky appointment, in comparison to some of the other options there seem to be out there.