DANNY PAYS PRICE AS TYKES TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP
BARNSLEY chief executive Ben Mansford says a return to the Championship is the number one goal as the club search for a successor to sacked manager Danny Wilson.
Wilson and his assistant manager Chris Hutchings had their contracts terminated earlier this week in light of the 2-1 home defeat to Fleetwood last Tuesday. And while a number of candidates, including the likes of Brian Laws, Craig Hignett and Gary Johnson, have been linked with the vacancy, Mansford insists he won’t be rushed.
“We’ll reassure the fans that we’ll get somebody who can realise their aspirations as well as our own, which is Championship football back at Oakwell at the earliest opportunity. It’s about the right appointment, but we’re not going to put any time frames on it.
“It may take a week, but it may take longer. I think we’ve got a rough idea of the type of qualities the individual needs.”
Mansford admitted it wasn’t easy to sack a club legend such as Wilson.
“It was a very tough decision to make, but we should be doing better than we are.”
AXED: Danny Wilson