The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Matt Wright

BARNS­LEY man­ager Jose Morais is adamant he is the right man to lead the Tykes, even if they do suf­fer relegation to League One.

The Oak­well club went into yes­ter­day’s home game against Brent­ford un­der real threat of hav­ing their spell in the Cham­pi­onship ended af­ter just two sea­sons.

Since Morais took charge in Fe­bru­ary, fol­low­ing Paul Heck­ing­bot­tom’s de­par­ture to Leeds, Barns­ley had won just twice, with their des­per­ate run plung­ing them into the bot­tom three.

But the 52-year-old Por­tuguese re­mains de­fi­ant, de­spite his side’s pre­car­i­ous sit­u­a­tion, made all the worse by their 3-0 de­feat at Not­ting­ham For­est on Tues­day night.

Morais said: “I re­ally be­lieve I am the right man.

“You are not al­ways go­ing to please ev­ery­one, but I be­lieve in what I am do­ing.

“I would not see relegation as a fail­ure be­cause I did and am do­ing my best.

“I think I am get­ting the best out of them and I think I am do­ing im­por­tant things with them.

“I be­lieve in things I built and what I can build – and I be­lieve in or­gan­i­sa­tion and sta­bil­ity.

“We have to be­lieve we can stay up even though it is not in our hands.”

BE­LIEF: Jose Morais

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