Barnsley in talks with Swansea coach Cameron Toshackby Jack Kitson / 15 February 2018, 09:55Tweet
Barnsley were told where to go when they approached Wycombe for their boss Gareth Ainsworth on Wednesday, but the managerless club now appear to have turned their attentions to the highly-rated Swansea coach Cameron Toshack, who has become the latest name - in a long-list - to be linked with the Championship club.
In the aftermath of Barnsley’s failed attempt to open talks with Ainsworth, Toshack came out of nowhere in the betting and today (Thursday) is the second favourite in the market, behind frontrunner Jack Ross, the St Mirren manager who emerged as the surprise favourite earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, Ainsworth and McCarthy are both out at 12/1, while Tykes caretaker Paul Harsley is a 16/1 shot.
Below we take a look at the credentials of Cameron Toshack, and assess his chances of becoming the Next Barnsley Boss.
Who is he?
Given his surname, it may not surprise you that Cameron Toshack has a famous father, John Toshack, the former Wales and Real Madrid manager.
Toshack (Cameron) had a relatively low key playing career. He was on the cards at Swansea and Bristol City, but didn’t play for either club, while he made only a handful of appearances for Cardiff, before venturing off to non-league Weymouth.
Has he managed before?
Toshack, who has an UEFA A Licence, has yet to bag a senior job in management but has had coaching spells at Macedonia - when his father was manager - Neath Athletic, and Kingstonians Youth Team, while he’s undertaken various roles at Swansea since 2013.
What’s he won?
Toshack won two FAW Youth titles with Swansea U18s, before leading the club’s U23 side to Premier League 2 Division 2 glory last year. His Swans side are currently up in 4th in the top-tier, ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd.
Is he getting the Barnsley job?
Toshack has reportedly already held talks with managerless Barnsley, but while the club are believed to be keen to employ a hungry young boss, BBC journalist Andy Giddings states he’s unlikely to be the man to succeed Paul Heckingbottom. However, Ross is believed to be a genuine contender for the job.
Understand the Jack Ross links to #barnsleyfc job genuine...but I’m told other candidates still to be interviewed. Reds sources tell me it’s highly unlikely their next mgr will be Cameron Toshack from Swansea. And tomorrow’s name at the top of the betting list will be..— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) February 14, 2018