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    A look at Struber

    Have Barnsley found a new manager? The lowdown on latest contender Gerhard Struber

    The Barnsley hierarchy have finally appeared to have awoken from their five-week slumber since sacking Daniel Stendel, after fresh reports revealed that the managerless club want to open talks with Wolfsberger AC boss Gerhard Struber.


    Sky Sports News have revealed that the Championship club, who are glued to the foot of the table with just nine points, want the Austrian to replace Stendel.

    So, who is he? And what’s he done in management?

    We take a look…

    After a 20-year playing career in Austria, Struber began learning the managerial ropes at Red Bull Salzburg after he became assistant-then-manager of the club’s U19 side between 2007 and 2010.

    During this time he would have squeezed every ounce of knowledge and expertise from one of the best bosses in the business, Italian icon Giovanni Trapattoni, who has won league titles in four different countries, including seven Serie A titles. Former Ajax and Porto boss Co Adriaanse also managed the senior Salzburg team when Struber was at the club, as did fellow Dutchman Huub Stevens.

    Branching out on his own

    Struber branched out on his own in 2012, taking charge of SV Kuchl in the Austrian fourth tier. The club finished 9th in his first season, which was followed by consecutive 3rd place standings, with his side scoring 71 goals in 30 games in his third and final 2014/15 campaign.

    Return to Red Bull Salzburg

    This was followed by a year at Red Bull Salzburg’s U15 - where he won the academy title - before earning a spell as assistant manager of the senior team under three different managers during the 2015/16 season - Peter Zeidler, Thomas Letsch (interim), and former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia - as the club won the league and cup double.

    He then spent time at the helm of Salzburg’s U16s and U19s.


    FC Liefering, Wolfsberger AC and managerial style

    In the summer of 2018 Struber penned a deal with Austrian second-tier side FC Liefering, only to vacate his post after 15 matches with a record of six wins, a draw, and eight defeats, with six of those eight defeats coming in his final seven games.

    He spent the next six months as the club’s scout, before returning to the dugout in the summer with Wolfsberger AC of the Austrian Bundesliga.

    It’s proved to be a cracking decision as his new side have flown out of the blocks this season, accumulating 27 points from 14 games which puts them in 3rd spot behind leaders RB Salzburg and LASK. Meanwhile, they are currently battling it out with İstanbul Başakşehir, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Roma in the Europa League group stages.

    As for his managerial style, Borussia.de describe it as “good organisation, courageous, and direct football,” which you could argue is exactly what Barnsley need at the moment.

    Verdict

    Barnsley are evidently attempting to unearth another Daniel Stendel. They’ve already faced rejection from IFK Gothenburg head coach Poya Asbaghi, while rumours on former Ingolstadt boss Jens Keller have gone cold.

    It’s debatable whether this is the route that Barnsley should go down right now, given their shocking start to the season. They are perhaps best off doing everything they can to bring Neil Warnock back to Yorkshire, a case we’ve argued for right here.

    Meanwhile, managing in England will no doubt represent an attractive option for Struber, however the timing is problematic given that Wolfsberger are not only on course for their highest ever league finish in their history, but are also in contention to progress through to the Europa League knockout stages.

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    Duz he own a taxi firm

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    As I said on another thread , made his mark in development football abroad .

    Absolutely no credentials what so ever to be anywhere near an english championship club fighting relegation .

    If I was to hire this guy and that's debatable it would only be next summer , in league one and with a full pre season to work with .

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    Al ignore the "has worked with great managers" bit. We ed all that stuff with Morais.

    Iz tekken ovva a squad that ed already qualified for this year's Europa League during last season (currently bottom of Europa Group) and has got the same squad third in the league again so far this season. I don't really know what level the Austrian Bundesliga is compared to Championship and other leagues.


    A curious one if he wants to leave that situation in mid season. I can't imagine our present league position, ownership recruitment and wage offer will ev blown his mind with anticipation.

    If he comes he will, of course,"have been our first choice right from the beginning".

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    " Believe" tharra reyt sinick !!!

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    There is only one Daniel Stendel , austrian counterfeits aren't required .

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    Billy Beane is obsessed with Austrian football for some reason. They’ve offered him a relatively big offer for us.

    Beane is still pulling the strings with his two American sidekicks. Heard one of the sponsors isn’t keen on the Americans and is pulling out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastStandRed View Post
    Billy Beane is obsessed with Austrian football for some reason. They’ve offered him a relatively big offer for us.

    Beane is still pulling the strings with his two American sidekicks. Heard one of the sponsors isn’t keen on the Americans and is pulling out .
    Yes because Austria is the hot bed of European football as in Bulgaria is full of talented baseball players .

    You couldn't make this up .

    They dropped on with Stendel who ticked every box its possible to tick as a HC at Barnsley , all he needed was investing in .

    And yet ..........

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    They could put Roland Rat or Pep Guardiola in charge. I really don't give two hoots anymore because no matter what you're credentials are, you can't progress this club or establish owt wi these greedy bastuds at the helm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pass_and_move View Post
    They could put Roland Rat or Pep Guardiola in charge. I really don't give two hoots anymore because no matter what you're credentials are, you can't progress this club or establish owt wi these greedy bastuds at the helm
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