Toshack junior linked with job at Barnsley
CAMERON Toshack could be in line for a shock move to Championship management with the Swansea City Under-23 boss being eyed by Barnsley.
The Tykes are on the hunt for a new man after Paul Heckingbottom quit to join Leeds last week.
And it’s thought the Oakwell side have spoken to Toshack after approaching Swans chiefs about the 47-year-old. Toshack, a former Swansea, Bristol City and Cardiff player, helped the Swans senior academy side to a Premier League Two title last season and an impressive first year at the highest level of age-grade football, competing alongside the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Following the club’s sacking of Paul Clement in December, the highly-regarded Toshack was asked to help Leon Britton take caretaker charge of Swansea’s Premier League fixtures ahead of Carlos Carvalhal’s appointment.
And with the Portuguese bringing in his own backroom team, Toshack has returned to the academy set-up where, alongside Gary Richards, he has overseen successful results and development of players such as Connor Roberts and Oli McBurnie, currently on loan at Barnsley. Toshack has also gained experience working under his dad, dug-out icon and former Liverpool star John, when the latter was coaching the Macedonia national team.
And it is believed Barnsley have been attracted to his potential having also looked to sound out Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth, with the League Two promotion-hunters rejecting the approach.
Barnsley are currently one point from safety in the second-tier; McBurnie’s goal on his home debut earning a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
> Carlos Carvalhal celebrates a win for Sheffield Wednesday at Wigan Athletic last term