TWO weeks since Mark Robins resigned as manager, Barnsley are calling for patience as they seek their replacement.
The Reds initially inquired about Danny Wilson before Rochdale’s Keith Hill couldn’t be tempted away from Spotland.
Next up was Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade although the Reds have been denied permission to speak to the one-time Blades coach by the O’s chairman, Barry Hearn.
Hearn has agreed in principle a new contract with Slade to keep him at Orient, leaving it unclear whether the Reds will have further opportunities to land him.
Former Charlton Athletic manager Phil Parkinson has applied, as has former Reds favourite Steve Agnew, who played over 200 games for Barnsley between 1983-1991, and is on the coaching staff at Middlesbrough.
Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury has been linked with the job but it is understood he has not applied.
“A new manager is an opportunity to change the momentum and direction of our club,” read a Barnsley statement on the club’s search for a new manager. “We must not get disappointed if we get the knock-back at this stage in the process.
“If we stay patient for a few more days, we can get someone who will revitalise our efforts off the field and the relationship with the fans.”
n Pre-season friendlies are lined up at Frickley Athletic on Wednesday, July 20 (7pm), at home to Dutch giants Feyenoord on Saturday, July 23 (3pm) and at Oakwell against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, July 26 (7.30pm).