LATEST UPDATE : Barnsley still move ahead on 40 years old manager after missed out on Michael Duff.

Barnsley are still looking for a new permanent manager to replace Neill Collins.
Barnsley have a major decision to make as they prepare for another season in League One. They were recently defeated in the play-off semi-finals over two legs by Bolton Wanderers. Last year, the Tykes made it to the final but fell to Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley. The Yorkshire club will hope to make another push for promotion next season, whoever they choose as their next boss.

They terminated relations with Collins in late April, despite being in the top six at the time. Martin Devaney was then appointed caretaker manager, and he led them to the play-offs before losing to the Trotters.

Barnsley will now have to make a huge decision on who to bring in next, as Oakwell is expected to be in transition this summer. Here’s the newest news.

We missed out on Michael Duff.

Swansea City: Why Championship club sacked head coach Michael Duff and what  next? - BBC Sport
According to journalist Alan Nixon’s Patreon page, the Tykes have considered re-introducing Michael Duff. However, the former Cheltenham Town and Swansea City player has joined Huddersfield Town following their relegation from the Championship.

Martin Devaney stance

Devaney is not interested in taking on a full-time managing role after serving as caretaker. According to the Barnsley Chronicle, he is not a candidate and will resume his prior coaching duties.

Dominik Thalhammer move fell through

Disaster" - Dominik Thalhammer reacts to collapsed Barnsley FC deal

Barnsley were considering hiring Austrian manager Dominik Thalhammer, who has previously worked at LASK Linz, Cercle Brugge, and KV Oostende. However, a transfer for him fell through, according to Nixon on Patreon, since he was unable to obtain a work permit.
He has already spoken out about his regret at missing out on a move to England, telling the Yorkshire Post: “I can guarantee I will not join Barnsley FC due to the (permit) fiasco. For me, it would have been an excellent fit. Of course, it’s a major disappointment. I can’t change it.

“They said the exception panel would have been a formality. “For me, it’s randomness.”

Mike Williamson latest

Forgotten Newcastle star retires from playing aged 39 FOUR YEARS after  starting management career having landed top job | The Irish Sun

According to Nixon on X, the Tykes could now ‘consider’ a move for MK Dons’ Mike Williamson. However, it is unclear whether he would be interested in the move.
His Dons were thrashed 8-1 by Crawley Town in the play-offs over two legs. Another year in the fourth tier awaits them.

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