Barnsley manager Danny Wilson has accepted that he faces the biggest rebuilding job of his managerial career, as he looks to get the club back into the championship. Barnsley were relegated to the League One after a very poor campaign. They finished just one place above the bottom of the table. Their relegation to the third division of English football was confirmed several weeks ago. They are set to sell a number of their star players in order to reduce the wage bill. The finances of the club will be severely restricted as they prepare for finances from the League One, which is significantly down from that of the championship.
Wilson accepted the blame for the relegation, but he says that he will be working extremely hard towards getting the club back to where they belong. Barnsley have become an established championship team in the last few years. They have spent the last eight seasons in the championship. The future of several players is in doubt given that as much as 16 players have their contracts expiring in the next few weeks. Wilson says that the club will be starting from a clean sheet of paper for the upcoming campaign.
Such statements have sparked rumours that almost every out of contract player will be allowed to leave.
“Yes, I would say it’s my biggest rebuilding job as a manager. There’s one or two issues still to be decided and I think the (QPR) game that’s coming up this weekend might provide us with an answer one way or the other. So there’s still a lot to play for from every aspect, for the players themselves, from our position for the fans, to hopefully send them off on a high note, playing against arguably the best squad in the division,” said Wilson.