Danny Wilson has been sacked as Barnsley manager after a miserable second spell in charge.

Wilson was reappointed by the club he left fifteen years ago in December 2013 with The Tykes bottom of the Championship. However, he failed to stop them going down and this season has not been good enough for the Barnsley board, with the club lying in 17th position, seven points clear of relegation and seven points off the play-offs.

Wilson, who reached 1000 games as a manager in December, admitted his position was in doubt after the 2-1 loss at home to Fleetwood on Tuesday. Wilson’s assistant Chris Hutchings has also been sacked. Barnsley said in a statement on their website:

“Our current League position of 17th is in stark contrast to an average home gate of sixth-best in the division. Whilst the Club acknowledges there has been a large turnover of players, the league position is still unacceptable.”

Academy coach Mark Burton and development coach Paul Heckingbottom have been placed in charge for the game against Crawley Town on Saturday.

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