Report: Blackpool's Gary Bowyer on shortlist to become Barnsley's next manager

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

The Blackpool boss is the latest to emerge in Barnsley's sights, according to one report.

Manager of Blackpool Gary Bowyer looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup First Round match between Boreham Wood and Blackpool on November 4, 2017 in Borehamwood, England.

Blackpool's Gary Bowyer is on the shortlist to become the next Barnsley manager, the Daily Mirror reports [15th February printed edition, page 56].

Barnsley are still seeking Paul Heckingbottom's successor, more than a week after he was prised away from Oakwell.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Reports have linked them with moves for bosses such as Jack Ross [St Mirren] and Cameron Toshack [Swansea City Under-23s] over the past few days.

And Bowyer would be another attractive option for the Tykes, having turned Blackpool around following successive relegations.

Gary Bowyer manager of Blackpool celebrates victory and promotion with the trophy after the Sky Bet League Two Playoff Final between Blackpool and Exeter City at Wembley Stadium on May 28,...

The former Rotherham United defender led the Seasiders to promotion via the League Two play-offs last season, and currently has them 17th in the third tier.

Bowyer previously led Blackburn Rovers to eighth- and ninth-placed Championship finishes under difficult circumstances.

Barnsley - who signed Blackpool star man Brad Potts last summer - are currently 22nd in the standings, a point adrift of safety.

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