StrugglingEnglish Championship side Barnsley are on the verge of appointing a new head coach according to the latest reports in the British media. It was reported by Yorkshire Post that Iranian PoyaAsbaghi is the man that has been chosen by the Barnsley board to lead the club out of danger on the Championship log.

Asbaghi, 36, is now free to take charge of the Barnsley first team squad after the end of his tenure as the Sweden u-21 team coach earlier this week. His reign ended with a 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday night.

Former IFK Gothenburg head coach Asbaghi has been on the Barnsley radar for some time and it looks like the Owls have finally gotten their man. He has an agreement in place with the board to become the new Barnsley manager. Asbaghi had earlier been interviewed for the coaching job at Barnsley two years. He was interviewed by the Championship outfit before the arrival of Gerhard Struber.

FerranSibilia will be the assistant to Asbaghi when he becomes the Barnsleyhead coach. 33-year-old Sibilia was also his assistant at IFK Gothenburg before the Swepdishtop flight club made him the interim head coach when Asbaghi was sacked last Autumn.

Before taking up the Sweden u-21 national team job, Asbaghi won the Sweden Cup with IFK Gothenburg last year. He was sacked as the Gothenburg manager in September 2020.

Apart from IFK Gothenburg, Asbaghi has also been in charge of teams such as Gelfe IF and Dalkurd FF.

Asbaghi is in line to take charge of his first game as a Barnsley manager when the Owls travel to West London to take on in-form Fulham. The Cottagers are the overwhelming favourites for the game and they occupy one of the two automatic slots for Premier League football at the moment.