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‘We are going up’ – This was not what Barnsley fans were envisaging when summer decision was made



Barnsley appointed Austrian head coach Markus Schopp in late June, penning down a three-year deal at Oakwell. 

It was certainly a complicated job to walk into, because on one hand, he was inheriting a side who had just seen a lot of success, with confidence levels still high. 

However, last season’s success certainly raised expectation levels around the Yorkshire club, with Schopp expected to carry on the baton. 

Like several Barnsley managers in recent seasons, the 47-year-old did not possess any experience of coaching, or even playing in England.

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And whilst that is a risk, it is a system that has brought them a fair amount of success in the past few seasons.

The fact that he was brought in during the month of June, gave him a lot of time to assemble a squad ready to take on the rigours of Championship football once more.

In our latest FLW Rewind piece, we take a look at the initial reaction from Twitter when Schopp was appointed, and we assess whether or not the response was justified…

Past the “Schopp” related puns, the general consensus when it came to his appointment was mainly positive.

A few fans questioned how many managers have been at the club in recent years, but in a fe won those cases, The Tykes had no control.

A big thing when scrolling through these comments was about giving him time, after all, it did take Barnsley eight games before securing their first Championship win last season.

Whilst he can still turn a corner with The Tykes, there is no doubt that the appointment has not gone to plan thus far.

Barnsley have picked up four points in their last nine Championship outings, and are without a victory since the second game of the season.

Schopp has had to contend with several first team players unavailable for a lot of match days thus far, but given the squad he possesses, it has not been a good start.

It remains to be seen if Barnsley can stop the rot and return to winning ways under Schopp, however, it is also unknown how long the board will be giving him if their form continues.

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