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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.
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.
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.