Barnsley FC have officially confirmed the departure of Markus Schopp and revealed that his former assistant Joseph Laumann will be in charge as caretaker for at least Wednesday evening’s game against Derby County.
The Reds parted company with Schopp following the 2-1 loss at Bristol City on Saturday, a seventh successive defeat which left them winless in 13 and second-bottom in the Championship, ahead of the clash with bottom club Derby.
Chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad said: “On behalf of everyone at Oakwell, I would like to thank Markus for the last few months and wish him well for the next step in his career. I would like supporters to know that the process for finding a suitable replacement is underway and we will announce a new appointment in due course.”
Schopp said on a statement on the club website: "I would like to thank all those who have accompanied me in this short but very intense time. It is a pity that our hard work was not reflected in the results. I wish the club all the best for the future and that they will achieve all their goals.”
Laumann arrived at the club in October 2020 with Valerien Ismael and has been first team coach under the Frenchman and Schopp.