Lee Johnson has left his role as Barnsley manager after being appointed as the new head coach of Bristol Rovers on a three-and-a-half year contract.
The 34-year-old was given permission to speak to the Robins on Friday after the Championship strugglers triggered a release clause in his contract at Oakwell.
Paul Heckingbottom and Tommy Wright have take responsibility for first-team matters for the time being at the South Yorkshire outfit.
Barnsley have given their head coach Lee Johnson permission to speak to Bristol City concerning their managerial vacancy.
In a statement the club said it had given Johnson permission because it believes that 'the structures that we now have in place must be the key to our future success rather than dependence on a single individual'.
Barnsley beat Fleetwood Town in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
A 1-1 draw last night meant the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate.
Adam Hammill won the shootout 4-2 for the Tykes, to book a Wembley date against Oxford on 3 April.
It will be Barnsley's first appearance at Wembley since losing to Cardiff in an FA Cup semi-final in 2008.
Bradford City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash against Yorkshire rivals, Barnsley, was abandoned five minutes before kick off due to the heavy rain that swept across the country last night.
Match officials ruled that parts of the Valley Parade pitch were left unplayable after the downpour, with the ball neither rolling or bouncing when tested.
Referee, Trevor Kettle, made the decision shortly before 8pm, after the kick off had been delayed in the hope the weather would clear, and that the waterlogged pitch would have a chance to drain.
Barnsley manager Lee Johnson believes the Tykes should go into every game of the League One season with the belief that they can take all three points:
Barnsley FC has announced that Puma and Genesis Sports will supply the club's technical and replica kits as well as training gear.
The deal begins from the start of next season.
Barnsley today officially named Lee Johnson as their new manager.
He succeeds Danny Wilson and is one of the most highly regarded young coaches in the English game.
It has been seen as something of a coup that The Tykes have lured him away from their League One rivals Oldham Athletic.
John Shires spoke to Johnson today:
Barnsley FC have announced the club will reimburse fans for their tickets after the team's defeat to Crawley.
The Tykes sacked manager Danny Wilson last week and then lost 5-1 away to Crawley.
A statement on the club's website said: