Barnsley were hoping to appoint the former Nottingham Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll has a replacement for Keith Hill, who was sacked only recently. Keith Hill was sacked by the club at after a run of poor results that left the club bottom of the Championship table. The club had to make the change in order to provide the new manager with some opportunity to change the squad using the January transfer window. The club are four points from safety and it has been revealed that the club has been given permission to talk with the Inverness manager Terry Butcher over the possibility of taking over the vacant position at Oakwell.
In the absence of Rangers, Inverness have risen to the second position in the Scottish Premier league. They are the only challenger to the leaders Celtic, who are a massive 10 points ahead of them in the table. Yet, Butcher has done an extremely good job with his team on a limited budget and it has drawn the attention of several clubs including Barnsley. Inverness released a statement saying that they have accepted the offer from Barnsley for their manager and will be allowing the Championship club to talk with them.
“We have given Barnsley FC permission to speak to Terry. Given our current position in the SPL and the fact we have a cup semi-final on the horizon, it is inevitable that if any managerial positions come up our management team will no doubt be on the radar. We will be doing everything possible to ensure that Terry remains with the club and finishes what has been an incredible journey to date for us all,” said the statement from Inverness. Barnsley have decided to go for Butcher after they were turned down by the former Nottingham Forest manager O’Driscoll.