Huddersfield Town remain on the lookout for a new boss after Jan Siewert was sacked last month.
The 36-year-old endured a very tough time with the Yorkshire club and it didn’t really come as a surprise to see he was dismissed after their dismal start to the Championship campaign.
However, things haven’t improved in his absence, with caretaker Mark Hudson, who had been interested in the job, suffering three successive defeats.
That would seemingly rule him out of taking charge permanently and Examiner Live have noted how Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel’s odds have dropped significantly.
He won promotion with the Tykes last season but they have had a tough first month in the second-tier as well.
So, should he be someone on the Terriers radar? Our writers take a look…
“Looking at the work he has done at Barnsley he could be a fantastic hire for Huddersfield.
“The club look a bit lost at this point and perhaps in need of a squad rebuild, which is unlikely to be a short job. Stendel has done a brilliant job of building a youthful squad at Barnsley, while maintaining success at the club.
“Even ahead of their return to the Championship the season he continued to add youth over the summer, which shows his commitment to building a squad that can succeed over an extended period–Huddersfield could benefit from a similar approach.”
“Well, it would certainly be a bitter blow for Barnsley. Can I see him being the right man for Huddersfield? Probably not.
“I think at this current point in time, the Terriers need to back away from the recent foreign managers that they’ve brought into the club and appoint someone who can let them get back to basics.
“Stendel is a great manager, and it’ll be interesting to see if he’d leave Barnsley, but Huddersfield need a manager who can grind out a few wins. Someone like Tony Pulis would be a good appointment.”
“This would be a very smart move from Huddersfield.
“Stendel has proven with Barnsley that he can get results, playing stylish football, on a budget and he would surely back himself to get more out of the Terriers under-performing squad right now.
“He would have the team well organised and he also demands a high-energy game that would be similar to the approach that David Wagner had so successfully with Huddersfield before.
“Barnsley will be reluctant to lose the German but he would be a good replacement for Siewert at their Yorkshire rivals.”