Barnsley have dismissed head coach Daniel Stendel following 10 successive games without a win in the Championship, the club have announced.
The former Hannover 96 head coach was appointed by the Yorkshire club in June 2018 and gained promotion from League One during his first season in charge.
Barnsley had been expected to struggle in the second tier this season, and lost a number of key players over the summer, including striker Kieffer Moore, goalkeeper Adam Davies and centre-backs Liam Lindsay and Ethan Pinnock
The 45-year-old German took charge at Oakwell in June 2018 and led the Tykes to promotion from League One in his first season in English football. He had brought a number of young players into the side with a view for the future.
Barnsley have not won since their surprise 1-0 victory over Fulham on the opening day of the season.
The Tykes took a 5-1 hammering at Preston North End on Saturday, leaving them in 23rd, two points from safety, but only 11 games into the season.
Adam Murray has been appointed caretaker manager ahead of the international break. It’s not out of question that the former Derby County midfielder will be given until the end of the season, given his good record at Mansfield Town, Boston United and Peterborough United for developing young players.
Barnsley’s next Championship game is at home against Swansea City on Saturday 19 October.