Barnsley Football Club have today confirmed the appointment of David Flitcroft as first team Manager until the end of the season.
The 38 year old, former assistant to previous manager Keith Hill has steered the club to two victories in three games as caretaker manager including a first home league win in 12 against Leeds yesterday.
A statement from the club’s official website reads:
"The Board of Barnsley FC are pleased to announce the appointment of David Flitcroft as first team manager.
It is clear that David has the passion, personal dedication and the commitment of the players that are essential if we are to maintain our nPower Championship status.
To be successful, David will also need the support of the fans and we ask that all those who care about Barnsley FC show unity and get behind David and the Reds.”
The Board have turned to Flitcroft after both Sean O’Driscoll and Terry Butcher turned down the opportunity to move to Oakwell. According to the Barnsley Chronicle, the club are also set to back Flitcroft in the loan market this month.