Barnsley say their decision to sack manager Danny Wilson was made even harder by his legendary status at the club.
Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings were dismissed with the Reds lying 17th in the League One table.
John Shires reports.
Barnsley CEO Ben Mansford has given the club's reasons for sacking manager Danny Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings.
The pair were dismissed after a run of five defeats in eight games, which has left the club 17th in League One.
Barnsley travel to Huddersfield tomorrow looking to pick up back to back wins for the first time in almost a year.
The Tykes know a win could lift them out of the Championship relegation zone, but come up against a Huddersfield team desperate to put on a show for their fans after a disappointing result against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend:
Danny Wilson is back as manager of Barnsley - 15 years after leaving the club.
Wilson was the man who led the Tykes to the Premier League back in 1997 but returns with the club fighting for their Championship lives.
Sheffield United have confirmed that manager Danny Wilson has left the club.His departure comes with the Blades currently lying fifth in League One and following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Crawley.The team has won just one of their last six games.