Barnsley appoint Markus Schopp as their new head coach on a three-year deal… with former Austria star taking the reins from Valerien Ismael after successful spell with TSV Hartberg
- Markus Schopp has been officially unveiled as the new Barnsley head coach
- The Austrian manager has penned a three-year deal to take charge at Oakwell
- Schopp was capped 56 times for his country and was in charge at TSV Hartberg
- Valerien Ismael guided the club to fifth but recently departed for West Brom
Barnsley have appointed Austrian Markus Schopp as the club’s new head coach.
Schopp has signed a three-year deal and replaces Valerien Ismael, who has taken over at West Brom after guiding the Tykes to an impressive fifth-placed finish in the Sky Bet Championship last season.
The Austrian, who was capped 56 times and played at the 1998 World Cup, heads to Oakwell following a successful spell at TSV Hartberg.
Barnsley have officially unveiled Markus Schopp as their new manager on a three-year deal
‘It’s great to come to a country where football is so big, so traditional, especially in South Yorkshire,’ Schopp said on the Barnsley website.
‘There are so many clubs and they are so famous and Barnsley, for me, is one of those teams.
‘I will help Barnsley get to where they have been in the last year, I will do everything for that.
Schopp was capped 56 times by Austria and moves to Oakwell after his spell at TSV Hartberg
‘I appreciate this opportunity a lot and I look forward to getting to work, meeting the team and coaching staff and seeing the supporters back in the stadium soon.’
Barnsley co-chairman Paul Conway added: ‘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.’
Valerien Ismael guided Barnsley into fifth last season but has been snapped up by West Brom