BREAKING NEWS : Dominik Thalhammer declined to join Barnsley as Neill Collins’ replacement for two important reasons.

Dominik Thalhammer, a target for Barnsley, has reportedly confirmed that he will not join the managerless League One club.
The Oakwell club planned a move for the Austrian-born head coach after selecting him as the man they wanted to replace Neill Collins on a permanent basis after his dismissal on April 22nd.

The 53-year-old, a former coach at Bruges and Ostende, among others, landed in England early last week, but work permission complications have ruled out a move to the South Yorkshire club.

Vienna-born Thalhammer has also managed several clubs in his homeland, including LASK Linz.
Thalhammer said: “I can confirm I will not join Barnsley FC because of the (permit) disaster. “For me, it would have been an excellent fit. Of course, it’s a major disappointment. I can’t change it.

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“They said the exception panel would have been a formality. For me it’s randomness.”
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Barnsley is evaluating other prospects. Richie Wellens, a prospective candidate, has signed a new contract with Leyton Orient, and MK Dons manager Mike Williamson has also been connected.

Martin Devaney, who took interim charge of the Reds’ final-day game against Northampton Town, which resulted in a tense 1-1 draw, is set to lead the club into the play-offs, with the semi-final home leg against Bolton Wanderers set for Friday night.

The second leg is at Bolton next Tuesday.

Devaney will address the media on Thursday at lunchtime.

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