Barnsley FC appoint Markus Schopp as new head coach on three-year deal

Markus Schopp

Barnsley have named Markus Schopp as their head coach. 

The 47 year old joins the Reds from Austrian side Hartberg, where he led them to their highest league finish and to the Europa League.

Schopp fills the void left by Valerian Ismael who left the club for West Brom last week. Ismael guided the Tykes to the Championship play offs last season. 

Co-chairman, Paul Conway, said: "We are very excited that Markus has signed with Barnsley and will continue the growth of our football club. He has had a remarkable career as a player and has been phenomenal growing Hartberg in the Austrian Bundesliga on a small budget. I am sure all in the town of Barnsley and our 11,000 seasonal members can't wait for the season to start."