Barnsley may have been given permission to speak to Rotherham United manager Mark Robins about the vacant managerial post at Oakwell today, but the Daily Express has claimed that former Blackburn manager Brian Kidd has been OFFERED the job by owner Patrick Cryne.
Kidd had a successful coaching career assisting Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United before going it alone at Blackburn December 1998.
It proved to be unsuccessful as Rovers were relegated from the Premier League in 1998-1999. He left Ewood Park in November 1999 with the club languishing in 19th place in Division One.
Kidd has not held a managerial post since but has coached at Leeds and Sheffield United and was appointed joint caretaker manager of Portsmouth in February along with former Barnsley boss Paul Hart.
The Express reports:
BRIAN KIDD faces a dilemma over his future after being offered a return to management with Barnsley.
Kidd, former Manchester United No.2, is top of Barnsley's wanted list to replace the sacked Simon Davey.
But he is reluctant to return to frontline management following his nightmare experience at Blackburn. He has also been offered a return to the game with Manchester City, where Mark Hughes wants him to head up the club's academy.
Kidd will spend the next week deciding whether to accept the job at Oakwell. Paul Jewell and Mark Robins have already ruled themselves out of the position and Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne will turn his attentions to ex-Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd if Kidd declines his offer."
It can though be confirmed that Cryne will not turn to Boothroyd as he today agreed to become the new manager of League One Colchester United.