Paper Talk: Davey Could Still Be Axed!

Barnsley boss Simon Davey could still face the chop at Oakwell despite leading The Reds to Championship safety for a third successive season.

A 2-1 win at Plymouth on Sunday coupled with a 4-2 defeat for Norwich at Charlton ensured Davey's side avoided relegation but it has been a desperately disappointing season.

The 38 year old did very well to mastermind safety in 2006-2007 and then another relegation threatened campaign in 2007-2008 was accepted as The Reds stormed to the FA Cup semi-finals.

But this year most supporters expected a better season and owner Patrick Cryne was even quoted last summer of wanting a top ten finish. That has not happened with the club losing six of the first seven games of the season and losing five in a row in January.

This meant the fight for survival went to the final day for the first time. And that could signal the end of Davey.

The Daily Express reports:

"Simon Davey could still be sacked as
Barnsley manager despite saving his side from relegation.

The Tykes have had a woeful season, but survived dropping out of the Championship with a win at
Plymouth on the final afternoon.

Davey has could under fire from sections of Barnsley supporters in recent weeks. Club owner Patrick Cryne is understood to be considering his manager's future and is set to have talks with him later this week.

Former Oldham manager John Sheridan (brother of former Barnsley star Darren Sheridan) has been tipped to take over, but Davey said: "I have now kept this club in the division for three seasons and I will be very disappointed if I am not still the manager next season. I meet the owner every week and we speak three or four times a day, but my future has never been discussed."