BREAKING NEWS : Barnsley managerial update emerges after play-off defeat to Bolton Wanderers

Martin Devaney, Barnsley’s caretaker manager, is not in the running for the vacant management role, according to the Barnsley Chronicle.
After losing in the play-off semi-finals to Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley will return to League One the following season. They fought hard in the second leg at the ToughSheet Community Stadium, but fell short by one goal, losing 5-4 on aggregate.

Devaney, 43, was named temporary manager after the Tykes parted ways with Neill Collins with only one game remaining in the season. He led the Yorkshire club into the top six on the last day, following a 1-1 draw at home to Northampton Town.

Barnsley performed well under his leadership.

versus the Trotters, but were unable to draw even. The Barnsley Chronicle’s most recent update on their dugout vacancy indicates that he is not a candidate for the full-time position.
Barnsley’s latest managerial selection is crucial as they aim for promotion to the Championship next season.

They have now failed to win at Wembley Stadium for the second year in a straight, having lost to Sheffield Wednesday the previous season.

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The Tykes looked to be on track under Collins before their form stagnated, and they must prevent a repeat of that.

It is likely to be a transitional summer at Oakwell, but if they remain an appealing club to manage for someone and have the ability to succeed. Many players, including Devante Cole, Herbie Kane, Nicky Cadden, and Jordan Williams, will become free agents at the end of next month.

Meanwhile, loanees including Liam Roberts, John McAtee, Jamie McCart, and Conor Grant are set to return to their parent clubs.

They were linked with Dominik Thalhammer recently, but a move for the Austrian fell through, according to journalist Alan Nixon’s Patreon page.

What next for Barnsley?
Despite their loss to Bolton Wanderers, the future is still bright for Barnsley but they need to get someone with Football League experience.

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They need a head coach who knows what it takes to get out of the third tier and has preferably done it before somewhere.

The likes of Rotherham United, Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City are coming down and all three will be eager to bounce back at the first time of asking.
Meanwhile, ambitious duo Wrexham and Stockport County are coming up and could both be a force to be reckoned with so it will be a tough league next term.

Barnsley’s former bosses Michael Duff and Paul Heckingbottom are available, although it remains to be seen whether they would be interested in going back to Oakwell.

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