Barnsley want to start talks with Wycombe Wanderers head coach Gareth Ainsworth according to a report from The Sun on Sunday via Sky Sports.
The Tykes are currently without a manager after they decided to sack Jose Morais following their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship. After their experiment with bringing in a foreign manager did not work, it appears that Barnsley are looking to bring in another British manager to help lead them back into the second tier. And they have identified one man they wish to begin talks with.
Ainsworth is the man they want to talk to and it is no wonder why when you look at his record. He was one of the longest reigning managers in the EFL after he was appointed as caretaker manager of Wycombe back in 2012 before impressing enough to get the job on a permanent basis. His side has always been competitive in League Two since his appointment but they finally made something of that when they got promoted this season.
But Ainsworth may now leave Wycombe after they got promoted with this potential job offer from Barnsley. The Tykes are far more likely to be challenging at the top end of Sky Bet League One this season and it would certainly be a great opportunity for him to make his name at a bigger club. But he is quickly becoming a legend at Wycombe and he may not want to tarnish that by leaving the club just as they get back into League One.