Barnsley FC want Sweden Under-21s coach Poya Asbaghi as their new manager

Sweden under-21 chief Poya Asbaghi is being strongly linked with the vacant head coaching position at Barnsley.

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The Iranian, 36, was one of the main contenders for the role prior to the appointment of Gerhard Struber in November 2019 and is someone whose progress has been monitored by the Reds hierarchy ever since.

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According to reports in Sweden, Barnsley are set make a renewed move for Asbaghi, who enjoyed success on the domestic front in Sweden with IFK Gothenburg, winning the Swedish Cup in 2020.

Poya Asbaghi, former head coach for IFK Goteborg interviewed during the Allsvenskan match between Djurgardens IF and IFK Goteborg on August 22, 2020 in Stockholm. (Picture: Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Barnsley are expected to bring in an overseas head coach following the exit of Markus Schopp at the start of November.

Mechelen head coach Wouter Vrancken was reportedly targeted by the Oakwell club, only for the Belgian First Division A side to reject their approach, per reports in Belgium.

The Reds return to Championship action after the international break at Fulham next week with Jo Laumann having been in caretaker charge for the club’s past two Championship matches.

Poya Asbaghi Head of Sweden Under-21s is the new target of Barnsley FC. (Picture: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
Will Barnsley be getting a new manager soon? (Picture: PA)