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6 October 2020

The 43-year-old departs Oakwell after 11 months in charge.

Gerhard Struber has left Barnsley FC to take the vacant Head Coach position at MLS outfit, New York Red Bulls.

Whilst the Club are extremely disappointed to be losing Struber, the New York Red Bulls have met a significant contractual release clause after several European clubs expressed interest. Gerhard’s close ties to the Red Bull family made the decision for him in the end.

Reds Chief Executive Officer, Dane Murphy explained:

“I must start by thanking Gerhard for the last 11 months. Tasked with maintaining the Club’s Championship status, he took a difficult position at Oakwell last November. Despite the seven point deficit and COVID-19 , his belief never wavered and the night at Brentford will live long in the memory of all supporters.

“As much as we wanted Gerhard to remain at Oakwell we were not in a position to deny him this opportunity with a buy-out clause in his contract and his connection within the Red Bull set-up.

“Looking toward the immediate future, the recruitment process for a replacement has already begun and we will update supporters when appropriate. In the interim, Adam Murray will take charge of first team matters.

This Club has good people across numerous departments that will do their utmost to assist Adam.”

Gerhard leaves Oakwell with everyone’s best wishes and an abundance of thanks for the job he did in 2019/2020. He will always be part of this great Club.

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