After Daniel Stendel left Barnsley on Tuesday, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Oakwell.
His departure led fans to slam the board, key members of the promotion-winning squad left the club in the summer, including goalkeeper Adam Davies, centre-backs Liam Lindsay and Ethan Pinnock and striker Kieffer Moore.
The were replaced with new signings, majority of them aged 22 and under on four year contracts.
Fans blame the recruitment policy and were angered at the very short but brutal statement on Stendel leaving, no ‘thank you’ was mentioned.
Take a look at who are the top six favourites below and on the next page.
6) PHIL PARKINSON
Phil Parkinson is currently unemployed after resigning as manager of Bolton Wanderers with the club in crisis at the time. They were in administration since May, were handed a 12 point deduction for their first season back in League One and were forced to postponed one of their fixtures due to welfare concerns for their young players they had no choice putting out each game.
Parkinson has previously managed Bradford City, Charlton Athletic, Hull City and Colchester United, all between 2003 and 2016.
He’s also played for Southampton, Reading and Bury.
HIS MANAGERIAL HONOURS:
League One runners up: 2005–06 season
Reached the League One playoffs: 2009-10 season
Reached the League Cup final (lost 5-0 to Swansea): 2012-13 season
League Two playoff winners: 2012-13 season
Reached FA Cup quarter finals: 2014-15 season
Reached the League One playoffs: 2015-16 season
Current odds on Sky Bet: 10/1
5) HANNES WOLF
Hannes Wolf has managed Borussia Dortmund II, Stuttgart and Hamburg, and across the 94 games he’s been in charge, Wolf has won 43, drew 19 and lost 32, with a 45.74 win %.
His record has been noted with some EFL clubs, with his name appearing on the list of favourites for the Barnsley, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town jobs within the last year.
Current odds on Sky Bet: 8/1
4) NEIL REDFEARN
Redfearn is currently the U23 head coach at Newcastle United, but previous to that, had managed Liverpool Women, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Rotherham, Leeds, York (caretaker), Northwich Victoria, Scarborough and Halifax (caretaker) between 2001 and 2018.
He lasted just two games at Liverpool Women and lost both. Redfearn picked up a win percentage of 85.7 at Doncaster Belles (winning 12 out of 14 games). The last club he managed in the EFL was Rotherham, where he lost 14 out of 21 fixtures.
He is a former player of Bolton, Lincoln, Doncaster, Crystal Palace, Watford, Oldham, Barnsley, Charlton Bradford, Wigan, Halifax, Boston, Rochdale, Scarborough, Bradford PA, Stocksbridge, Frickley, Bridlington, Emley and Salford.
Current odds on Sky Bet: 7/1
Take a look at the top three favourites on the next page.