Mansfield Town player-manager Adam Murray is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job at League One Barnsley, sources have told TEAMtalk.
The Tykes are beginning their search for a new manager after seeing Lee Johnson leave the club for Championship side Bristol City over the weekend.
Barnsley are looking to bring in a young, innovative manager in the same mould of Johnson to continue the work he has done at Oakwell.
Johnson’s assistant Tommy Wright and coach Paul Heckingbottom are in temporary charge at Barnsley and they guided the club to a 3-0 win over Bury on Sunday.
Murray has emerged as a contender for the role at Barnsley after impressing at Mansfield since taking charge in December 2014.
The 34-year-old is the youngest manager in the Football League and after steering the club to survival in League Two last season he is guiding the club to an unlikely promotion bid this term.
Mansfield are currently in fifth spot in League Two and Murray was rewarded with a new two-year deal in October for the impressive job he is doing at Field Mill.