Heckingbottom signs news deal to stay on as Barnsley boss

Date published: Friday 2nd February 2018 6:00

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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom has signed a new deal at the Sky Bet Championship club.

The Tykes have not disclosed the length of the contract for Barnsley-born Heckingbottom, who will celebrate two years in charge of the club on Monday.

The 40-year-old, who also played at Oakwell, guided the Yorkshire side to victory in the Football League Trophy final and promotion from League One during his first season at the helm.

Heckingbottom led Barnsley to a 14th-placed finish in the Championship last season, but the club are struggling in 19th this term, one point off the relegation zone.

Barnsley chief executive Gauthier Ganaye told the club’s official website: “This is recognition of Paul’s hard work for the last two seasons.

“Coaching and development is a large part of our model as well as targeting young players so we need to have a head coach who embraces this philosophy and knows how to develop these players, while competing in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.”

 

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