Barnsley are in talks with German coach Daniel Stendel as he is now their number one choice to be their new manager according to a report from The Sun.
The Tykes have been without a manager ever since they sacked Jose Morais following their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship. They need the right man to take them back up to the second tier at the first time of asking and have been taking their time in doing so. They have been in talks with the likes of Gareth Ainsworth and Grant McCann but seem to have settled on another foreign manager.
Stendel is the man they want and he has been at Barnsley to have talks about the job. He was invited to Oakwell to have a look around and see if this is the right place for him and the club were doing what they can to persuade him to move to South Yorkshire. While the move for Stendel surprised both players and fans who expected an English manager at the helm, it seems to be the one that the board want.
The 44-year-old had been a striker in Germany until his retirement in 2008. He would soon become the manager of the Hannover U19s before becoming the manager of the senior team in 2016. He would only last for a season though as he was sacked in March 2017. Now he could be about to continue his managerial career in Barnsley where he will be tasked with getting them back in the Championship.