Wilson looks away from Oakwell post

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DANNY Wilson is unlikely to become the new Barnsley manager.

The Star understands the club have been in contact with Wilson about the vacant manager’s position, but the former Oakwell boss is believed to also be interested in exploring opportunities elsewhere.

Rivals Sheffield United sacked Micky Adams last week.

Wilson enjoyed three successful seasons as a player with the Reds between 1993-1995 with 77 appearances to his name, and also tasted success as the club’s manager from 1994 to 1998.

But yesterday the former Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, Milton Keynes Dons, Hartlepool United and, more recently, Swindon Town boss moved quickly to pour cold water on a potential return to Oakwell.

The 51-year-old said: “I’ve had no contact with Barnsley. I don’t know whether they’re interested in me or not. I’m quite enjoying my holidays at the moment.”

Barnsley have received nearly 20 applications for the job left my Mark Robins, although no-one who has managed a Premier League club has applied. “There are no front-runners at this stage,” Reds director Don Rowing told The Star.