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Next Barnsley Manager Odds: Michael Duff to Return?


Neill Collins was sacked by Barnsley with one game to go in the season, leaving Martin Devaney in charge of the playoffs.

Barnsley fell in the semi finals, with a 5-4 aggregate loss against Bolton, and now attention has turned back to the hunt for Neill Collins’ replacement.

With a big summer rebuild on the horizon, this needs to be done sooner rather than later.

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Next Barnsley Manager Odds

The betting has seen yet another shake up, and with Barnsley now at the end of their season, it may take a little longer to work out the next step for the football club.

Firstly, Dominik Thalhammer went odds on, seemingly agreed on the job, before failing to get a work permit.

Then the speculation turned to Richie Wellens, but he’s now signed a new deal with Leyton Orient to stay there.

Now, this football betting market is focusing on a former manager at Barnsley, Michael Duff, and a current League Two manager, Mike Williamson as the front runners.

ManagerLatest Betting Odds
Michael Duff11/10
Mike Williamson2/1
Damien Duff12/1
Dominik Thalhammer12/1
Liam Rosenior12/1
Paul Heckingbottom16/1

Odds correct at time of writing with BetVictor (May 8th, 11:30am)

Leading Candidates to be the Next Barnsley Manager

Let’s take a look at some of the names towards the head of the betting market.

Mike Williamson

Barnsley have got themselves into the end of season playoffs, and so has Mike Williamson, a league below, with MK Dons in League Two.

If this appointment happens, it won’t be until both teams have finished their playoff runs.

Williamson is an up and coming manager, impressing at Gateshead for playing football, rather than the traditional rough and ready non-league style.

He’s transferred that to MK Dons, where he’s given them an attractive, possession based style that has brought results so it’s no surprise those higher up the ladder are keeping an eye on him.

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Mike Williamson

Next Barnsley Manager

Dominik Thalhammer

If you believe the online rumour mill, Barnsley had flown Thalhammer over, spoke with him and agreed a deal last week. Only for him to fail in getting a work permit.

It does sound like something Barnsley would do, but could also be the nail in the coffin for his chances of becoming the next Barnsley manager.

Without a work permit, unless Barnsley find a way around it, Thalhammer won’t be heading to Oakwell, but despite that, he remains towards the head of the market.

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Dominik Thalhammer

Next Barnsley Manager

Michael Duff

“I’m here for a long time, and to build a project” were the words of Michael Duff when he was appointed as Barnsley manager in the summer of 2022. Less than 12 months later, after losing in the playoff final at Wembley, he left Barnsley to join Swansea, where he didn’t last long, and now remains without a club.

The football was good under Duff, he cared, the team cared, and some of the memories from that season under him are up there with the best.

But he jumped ship, went back against his word, left fans with a very sour taste in their mouth, and his return would be interesting, if nothing else.

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Michael Duff

Next Barnsley Manager

Paul Heckingbottom

You wonder whether ‘Hecky’ will price himself out of this, after getting promotion to the Premier League with Sheffield United last season, he is likely to be in the frame for other, higher end jobs over the next few months.

But he does live in Barnsley, has managed the club before, and has a really good relationship with the fans here. I think he’d be a popular appointment, but the worry would always be whether he will stay, or go elsewhere should a bigger opportunity come up.

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Paul Heckingbottom

Next Barnsley Manager

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Craig Jones

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