Championship Barnsley have appointed Jose Morais as their new manager.

The Tykes have been looking for a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom, who left them for their Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and have found their man.

Morais, who is 52 years-old, has worked in England before as the assistant manager to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. He is a vastly experienced manager who has worked at 17 different clubs in a variety of countries.

He has worked as the assistant manager at the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Porto and Chelsea in his career. He has also been the manager of Benfica B, Estoril, Westfalia Herne, Dresdner, Santa Clara, Assyriska, Al-Hazm, Stade Tunisien, the Yemen national team, Espérance , Al-Shabab, Antalyaspor and most recently AEK Athens.

Morais is a well travelled manager and has experienced managing in many countries and many different cultures. He should have no problem in adapting to life at Barnsley in the Championship, but will face a big challenge in keeping them up. The Tykes are currently in the bottom three.

Barnsley is an attractive club to manage at the moment after their takeover by Chein Lee, who also owns French giants Nice. A lot of names such as Mick McCarthy, Danny Cowley, Jack Ross and Cameron Toshack have been linked, but it is Jose Morais who  is  taking the hot seat at Oakwell.

Morais is a decent coup by Barnsley and it will be interesting to see how he does. He has an impressive CV and has worked at some big clubs, but the Championship will be a real test for him.

 

 

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