Barnsley have parted ways with head coach Markus Schopp this morning, following seven successive losses in the Championship, with The Tykes currently in 23rd place.
Barnsley are only denied a spot at the bottom of the pile because of Derby County’s administration and subsequent 12 point deduction.
The Tykes managed to secure a play-off position during the 2020/21 campaign, with Valerien Ismael seeing instant success with his direct and high-pressing style of football.
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However, Schopp had been trying to implement a different style of football at Oakwell, but it is fair to say that he was unable to get it right.
In recent weeks, performance levels have not been catastrophic, and Barnsley were quite unfortunate not to come away with a point against Bristol City at the weekend.
But, football is a results-based business and a run of seven straight defeats is nowhere near good enough.
Given the evident capabilities of the Barnsley squad, and the fact that they have a young squad that is full of potential, the now vacant managerial role at Oakwell is certainly one that could attract a lot of attention.
Here, we take a look at how Barnsley fans have reacted to the departure of Markus Schopp on Twitter…
Disgraceful. Should've given him more time.
— Marbella Reds (@MThemreds) November 1, 2021
Get super mick McCarthy in😍
— joe clarke (@joeclar80252630) November 1, 2021
The correct decision but very best of luck for the future Markus and sorry it didn't work out here.
— James Walker (@notagammon) November 1, 2021
Not before time! Let’s hope things now improve, it couldn’t get any worse! I’m saying this for Schopp, he got dealt some truly awful cards!!
— Fraser Beecroft (@FraserBeecroft) November 1, 2021
Barnsley need a championship manager with experience get out of relegation 👍
— Daz (@DarrenP42093616) November 1, 2021
all the best to the bloke for the future, clearly didn’t work out here
— Tom (@bfc_cheets) November 1, 2021
all the best markus i’m sorry it didn’t work out. good luck in the future
— Harry (@bfc_harry) November 1, 2021
The right decision.
Just a shame it wasn’t made much earlier.
— JasonPepper (@PepperPot71) November 1, 2021