Struber Departure Confirmed

Last updated : 06 October 2020 By Rob Miles

The expected departure of head coach Gerhard Struber to New York Red Bulls was finally confirmed today, ending an 11 month reign at Oakwell.

Struber departs following the activation of his release clause and teams up again with the Red Bull family following his time as a player and coach of their Austrian outfit Salzburg.

It means Barnsley are looking for their fifth permanent manager in four years with Struber’s departure meaning the Reds have lost their manager in the month of October for two years in a row following Daniel Stendel’s sacking on the 8th October 2019.

Adam Murray will take caretaker charge for the second time after also taking the temporary reigns following Stendel’s axing, a period where they picked up only three points from six games and failed to win.

Only two managers in 10 years have managed to take charge for a full season for Barnsley at this level -Paul Heckingbottom in 2016-2017 and Keith Hill in 2011-2012 and Struber departs having won 14 of his 39 games in charge in all competitions.