Adam Murray and Valerien Ismael are two of three final candidates for the Barnsley head coach role, with a decision likely to be made within the next week.

Murray – the caretaker since Gerhard Struber moved to New York Red Bulls this month – took charge of the 2-2 draws with Bristol City on Saturday then toke City on Wednesday.

He is expected to be in charge for their trip to Millwall tomorrow then they have a home game with Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.

Ismael, the Frenchman who has managed various teams in Germany, Austria and Greece, is also in the final three.

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Chief executive Dane Murphy told the Chronicle: "We're relatively close to a final decision. We have a group of three that, as a club, we're working through and reviewing to figure out what is best. It would be right to say it is Adam Murray, Valerien Ismael and one other. That decision should be made in the short-term. I can't put an exact time or day on it but it could be 24 or 48 hours or a bit longer. In the end it's a decision made by a consensus of the board and myself."

Full interview in tomorrow's paper.