Speaking to the club’s official website upon the announcement of his appointment, Barnsley’s new manager Gerhard Struber has called for everyone to pull together to help get the Tykes out of the Championship relegation zone.

As covered here on The72, Barnsley have swooped to bring in Austrian manager Gerhard Struber as manager after the sacking of Daniel Stendel earlier this season. He heads to Oakwell from Austrian side Wolfsberger, who have been playing in the Europa League this season under the guidance of Struber.

Now, the 42-year-old heads to Barnsley with the task of keeping the club in the Championship. His first game with the club is this Saturday against Blackburn Rovers and everyone associated with the club will be hoping they can start life under Struber with a win.

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The new Tykes boss has spoken out upon the confirmation of his appointment, expressing his happiness and pride at the move before adding that it is time for everyone to pull together in the club’s fight to stay in the league. He said:

“I am extremely happy and proud that everything has worked out and I would like to thank the board for giving me this opportunity. The last couple of days have been extremely exciting and I am ready for the challenge to do everything we can, to keep this club in the Sky Bet Championship.

“Now is a time for everyone to pull together, the board, the management team, the squad, the wider club staff and of course our passionate supporters. If we can do this together, we can keep this club in this league. I can’t wait to start working for this club and town, and especially to meet you all at the game this weekend.”