Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom has agreed a new one-year deal with the South Yorkshire club according to The Yorkshire Post.

The 40-year-old guided The Tykes to a Football League Trophy and Sky Bet League One promotion double header during his spell as a caretaker at Oakwell and the 40-year-old has since built a side worthy of competing in the second tier of English football.

It has now been reported that Heckingbottom has agreed an improved-terms deal with Barnsley which will see him remain with the unfashionable Sky Bet Championship club for a further 12 months.

Barnsley have one of the smaller budgets in the division but the club continue to punch above their weight and currently occupy 19th position in the league table, a point above the relegation zone.

Heckingbottom retired from playing in summer 2011 and joined hometown club Barnsley four years later, initially as a coach of the club’s Development Squad. The former defender had twice been placed in charge of the first team in a caretaker capacity before being appointed into the role on a permanent basis in summer 2016.

In his spells in charge of the first team, Heckingbottom has won 39 of his 107 games as Barnsley boss resulting in a win percentage of 36.4%.

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