Barnsley caretaker Martin Devaney makes admission over future ahead of Bolton Wanderers showdown

Martin Devaney, Barnsley’s temporary head coach, has said he is unsure whether he will lead the Reds into the League One play-offs.
Following the dismissal of Neill Collins earlier this week, Devaney was appointed interim manager for the second time. He was tasked with monitoring the regular season’s final game, a home match against Northampton Town.

A late Cobblers equaliser denied Barnsley victory in a 1-1 draw, but they still qualified for the play-offs because to other results in the league. The Reds will now play Bolton Wanderers over two legs in the semi-finals.

Speaking after the game, Devaney was hesitant to look ahead to the semi-finals due to uncertainties about his future. When asked about the possibility of meeting Bolton, Devaney replied: “I’m not sure whether I’ll be here, so let’s just focus on today. Let’s enjoy tonight, let the dust settle, and I’m confident we’ll know where we’re going on Monday.”
Sign up for our new Sports Editor’s TeamTalk newsletter, available this week.

Devaney 'quietly very proud' to be given opportunity as caretaker | Barnsley Chronicle
Although he remained quiet about the empty Oakwell hotseat, the 43-year-old was far more forthright when it came to addressing his appointment as interim head coach.

He stated, “It’s a wonderful feeling; I like this football team. I feel like I’ve done a tremendous job for the club, and the club has done the same for me. To be given this opportunity on Monday, the importance of the game, and what it means to everyone to go to the playoffs.

“Ultimately, the supporters expect to be in the playoffs. I was able to provide it. Okay, I’ve had some luck elsewhere, but you have to earn it.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.