Beleaguered Barnsley FC head coach Markus Schopp on his future

BELEAGUERED Barnsley head coach Markys Schopp is vowing to fight on despite the pressure intensifying on him after a poor 2-0 loss at Middlesbrough.

Read More

Read More
Barnsley FC: Just where has it gone so wrong in a desperate 2021-22 so far

Goals from Andraz Sporar and a late second from Matt Crooks saw the Reds' winless streak extend to 11 matches and it was an evening when a combination of poor finishing and sound goalkeeping from player-of-the-season Brad Collins prevented Schopp's side from suffering a much heavier defeat as they suffered a fifth straight defeat to intensify their concerns at the wrong end of the Championship.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Schopp has won just once in 13 league matches in charge, but is determined to stick in and believes that Barnsley's young players will evolve as the season goes on and become more proficient at this level.

Barnsley FC head coach Markus Schopp pictured on the touchline at Middlesbrough. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Whether the time will be afforded him represents a moot point following a new low in the Reds' campaign on Teesside.

He said: "I wanted to be manager. It is not always easy when the sun is shining.

"It is the situation when it is raining and right now it is raining a lot right in the face.

"I will do everything so that we go in the right direction and I definitely something different than you (journalists) do. It is one thing to discuss about the result, but it is a different process for the team where at the end of the season, we will see a big benefit."

On whether he will be given time to turn around Barnsley's fortunes, he added: "This is the wrong person for this question. I can only tell you what I see and what we have to understand that this is the way how we want to succeed.

"We have a couple of players who will be back soon and this is definitely something that will help us. But right now, with the situation we are in, we have to find the best solutions and I think the solutions are not that bad even if the results don't give us this impression.

"This is a really hard situation for the fans, for the team, for the staff and everybody. What we try to do with the possibilities we have right now is do our best."