Barnsley's search for a new manager appears no closer to ending... 42 days after sacking Daniel Stendel

It is now 42 days since Barnsley sacked manager Daniel Stendel and the search for his successor appears no closer to ending.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 17th November 2019, 10:34 am
Updated Sunday, 17th November 2019, 4:07 pm
Barnsley's manager Daniel Stendel celebrates promotion: Darren Staples/PA Wire.
Barnsley's manager Daniel Stendel celebrates promotion: Darren Staples/PA Wire.

Adam Murray has been in temporary charge since the German's exit and has led the Reds to three draws and two defeats from his five games in charge.

He has called on the club to make a decision on Stendel's successor as soon as possible and hoped that the current international break would provide a good opportunity to do so.

However, with the hiatus over halfway through and a return to action this weekend edging closer, there is still no movement at Oakwell.

Murray wants the decision made as quickly as possible for the benefit of the players, who having not won since the opening day of the season, are in the midst of a relegation dogfight.

“We will see where the international break takes us, hopefully there is a bit more clarity from that,” Murray said last week.

“It needs sorting as quick as possible as far as I am concerned.

“More for the players than anyone else, they need to know what is happened, they need to know where they stand and I think for the position we are in now everyone needs clarity so we can put a plan in place with a little bit more of a long-term view in terms of where we go with things.”

Murray is under consideration for the role while Gerhard Struber, manager of Austrian side Wolfsberger, is the latest name to be linked.