Barnsley have named former Sunderland head coach Simon Grayson as their number one target to become their next manager according to a report from HITC Sport.

The Tykes are on the look out for a new manager after their previous boss Paul Heckingbottom decided to leave the club to become the new manager of Leeds. They have been linked with many men including Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley, Ipswich Town boss and former Barnsley player Mick McCarthy and former Middlesbrough head coach Garry Monk. But the board at Barnsley have decided on who they want as their next manager.

The man they have made their number one target is Grayson, who had been linked to the post at Leeds until the appointment of Heckingbottom. He is a very experienced manager in the Sky Bet Championship having been the boss of the likes of Preston North End, Huddersfield Town and Leeds, guiding all to some level of success. Most recently he had been the manager of Sunderland however he was sacked just a few months into that job after the Black Cats sunk into the relegation zone.

But for Barnsley it appears that he will be the ideal man. With Grayson having a very good reputation of building good quality squads without the most money in the world, he should feel at home at Barnsley where he will be tasked with slowly improving them over the next few years and making sure that they stay in the Championship at the very least.

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