Sheridan link as Reds get their man

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BARNSLEY are set to unveil their new manager at Oakwell on Wednesday lunchtime.

The Star understands the Reds have finally got their man after a thorough search for a replacement for Mark Robins.

Robins resigned 15 days ago after just short of two seasons in charge, with a trimmed playing budget for next season believed to be the key reason why he decided enough was enough.

And having missed out on trying to entice both Danny Wilson, one of their former players to Oakwell, and Rochdale boss Keith Hill, the club are understandably delighted they’ve found Robins’ successor.

“We’re in negotiations with a manager,” Reds director Don Rowing told The Star. “Discussions are ongoing, but we’re hopeful of concluding a deal very soon.”

Chesterfield boss John Sheridan is the latest manager to be linked with the job, while it remains unclear whether Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is still in the running after the O’s rejected the Reds’ initial approaches.