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Club Statement: Manager Update

6 January 2013

Over the past few days there has been speculation regarding Sean O'Driscoll and the position of first team manager at Barnsley Football Club.

Regarding this Sean O'Driscoll has made the following statement:

"I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to have spoken to Barnsley. In my one meeting with the directors I was keen to ascertain exactly what the short and long term strategies and ambitions of the club are and how I may be able to help the club achieve those. At no point were terms discussed by either party. 

"Barnsley is a well-run club whose achievements in successfully maintaining their Championship status for so many seasons should never be underestimated. The directors' commitment to and passion for Barnsley FC impressed me. The directors are understandably keen to make a quick appointment to continue the work of trying to retain the club's Championship status once again. But at this moment, and given the extremely disappointing and sudden nature of my departure from Nottingham Forest, I've respectfully declined the opportunity to become Barnsley's next manager. I wish the club, players and supporters all the best for the rest of the season."

The Board of Barnsley Football Club will continue the process of selecting a permanent first team manager of the Club.

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