The Championships club Barnsley have decided to part ways with the manager Keith Hill after a poor run of results in recent weeks. The club are currently bottom of the Championship table and have just one victory in the last five matches. This poor run of form has meant that they are in danger of being cut adrift from the rest of the teams trying to avoid relegation. They are four points below safety and with only around 20 games remaining in the season, Barnsley have decided to act quickly in order to avoid relegation. The appointment of the new manager is expected to be made in the next couple of days.
It would also provide the new manager with the ability to strengthen the squad during the January transfer window. The 43-year-old Hill has come under intense pressure in recent weeks following many poor performances. The 3-1 defeat at the hands of Blackburn during the weekend proved to be the final straw for the manager. It was extremely poor considering that Blackburn came into the match without a manager at the helm after they recently sacked their own manager. This 3-1 defeat against Blackburn was the seventh loss that the club has suffered at home.
“Keith and his assistant Dave Flitcroft have given their all to the club and played some attractive football. Keith was very disappointed but this was a decision made by the board and not by one man. It is a very sad day,” said the general manager of the club after announcing the sacking. This means that Barnsley will be searching for a new manager once again. They have changed the managers during the last three years. Meanwhile, Blackburn have said that they will not be looking to appoint a successor for the sacked Berg immediately.