Barnsley have announced Austrian Gerhard Struber as the club's new head coach.

The 42-year-old replaces Daniel Stendel, who left in early October after guiding Barnsley to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

A statement on the club's official website said:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerhard Struber as Barnsley Football Club's new first team head coach.

Official club statement

The appointment ends Barnsley's six-week search for a replacement for Stendel, with Struber tasked with keeping the South Yorkshire club in the second tier.

Barnsley chief executive officer Dane Murphy said:

Gerhard is a young coaching talent that any side would be pleased to have.

Dane Murphy

Struber faces a tough task as the Reds are bottom of the table and five points from safety after failing to win a game since the opening day of the season.