Next Barnsley Manager Odds

After sacking Neill Collins with one game to go in the season, then going through the playoffs without a permanent manager in charge, eventually losing to Bolton, it’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for Barnsley.

But it’s now the off season, and top of the agenda has to be to get a new manager in charge.

We’ve seen five or six names emerge to the top of the betting list, alongside reports of meetings at the club, failed work permits and plenty more.

Yet we’ve still seen no appointment made. And that has to change soon. Here, we have the next Barnsley manager odds, updated regularly, and at the bottom of the article, I’ve ran through the favourites for the job, and what they could bring.


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Next Barnsley Manager: Latest Odds

Here is a run through the latest odds for the next Barnsley manager market.

ManagerLatest Odds
Daniel Stendel2/1
Mike Williamson3/1
Liam Rosenior8/1
Damien Duff8/1
Dominik Thalhammer8/1
Grant McCann8/1
Scott Lindsey12/1
Paul Heckingbottom12/1

*Odds with BetVictor and correct as of 10:30am Wednesday 15th May 2024

Next Barnsley Manager: Latest Update

Amazingly, we are now onto the sixth different favourite that this market has seen.

I think most of it has been down to an over reaction to rumours, but at the same time, I do think it is partly down to Barnsley missing out on targets.

Daniel Stendel heads the betting at 2/1 with BetVictor, a former boss who got Barnsley promoted from League One, with a very talented squad who played great football.

But he doesn’t have that squad now, was found out in the Championship, and may struggle to get a work permit.

I still would not be surprised at all if the person employed is someone who isn’t listed in the eight names above, and potentially someone not in the betting at all.

Leading Contenders to be the Next Barnsley Manager

Here’s a look at some of the names at the head of the betting market right now.

Daniel Stendel

A former boss, now favourite, but I’m not sure that Stendel is either the right move, or someone who would qualify for a work permit, given where he’s been recently.

Fans will remember his all out attacking, high pressing style, and he’d be a popular returnee.

But think harder, and remember how he was completely found out in the Championship, and how he had by far the best squad in League One, when he did gain promotion.

Mike Williamson

Of those on this list, I think Williamson is the most realistic appointment, fitting in with what Barnsley have tried to do recently with recruitment on and off the field.

Relatively young, up and coming, creating a name for himself in the lower leagues, and someone who would work alongside a director of football and not want too much input on player recruitment.

Williamson did end the season on a sour note though, losing in the playoffs with MK Dons, and showed his defensive frailties, which is something that Barnsley desperately need fixing.

Liam Rosenior

I don’t think Liam Rosenior goes from being nominated for Championship manager of the season to managing Barnsley in League One.

I also don’t think he drops down to League One where he can’t have a big input into signings.

It would no doubt be a great coup, but it seems an unrealistic option to me.

Dominik Thalhammer

Unless Barnsley find something behind the sofa that enables Thalhammer to get a work permit, he will be a no go.

He was plan A, and was in Barnsley for talks the same day as Neill Collins was sacked, with a deal allegedly agreed.

But he failed to get a work permit, and unless that changes, he won’t be at Oakwell anytime soon.

Grant McCann

Like Williamson, Grant McCann has delivered in League Two this season, but ended on a sour note, with playoff defeat for his Doncaster side.

Based locally, his son plays in the Barnsley academy, so there are links between McCann and the club.

He’s the kind of manager that could be tempted I think, and definitely one to keep an eye on now that Doncaster won’t be in League One next season.

Paul Heckingbottom

I think Paul Heckingbottom is another, like Rosenior, who won’t be a League One manager next time he is employed, but he does have Barnsley connections.

A former player and coach, he’s lived in the town for many years, and still does today.

It would take a big offer to tempt him, but if the board want to get fans on side, then there’s few out there that would do that as much as bringing Heckingbottom back to the club.

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Craig Jones

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