Barnsley manager leaves due to club’s relegation

Written by Jessica Lionnel

Poya Asbagi and his assistant Ferran Sibila left the club on Sunday following a mutual decision between them and Barnsley Chief Executive Khaled El-Ahmad.

The talk came about when Barnsley dropped league tables on Friday night after their 2-1 defeat against Huddersfield.

The 36-year-old was appointed to Oakwell in November 2021.

He told the club website: ” I want to thank everybody at Oakwell for their time and efforts over the last months, this of course includes players, fans and staff. It’s been a real privilege to work in Barnsley and I wish everybody all the very best for the upcoming seasons.”

El-Ahmad added: ” On behalf of Barnsley Football Club, I would like to thank both Poya and Ferran for their hard work and professionalism during a difficult time. Our search for a new coach has already started and an announcement will follow once that process is concluded.”

Martin Devaney, along with Tom Harban and Jo Laumann, will be in charge of the first team for the rest of the 21/22 season.

In a press conference held at Barnsley today, Devaney stated: “The last 24 hours have been manic. It is always disappointing to see a colleague lose their job. I have been given the responsibility now for the next few games and I’m looking forward to it.”


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Written by Jessica Lionnel

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