Barmby and Cox front runners for vacant Barnsley job
16:29 GMT, 10 January 2013
16:44 GMT, 10 January 2013
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox has emerged as one of the contenders to take over at Barnsley, with former Hull City boss Nick Barmby also in the frame.
The South Yorkshire club are seeking a replacement for Keith Hill, who was sacked on December 29 following a 3-1 home defeat by Blackburn Rovers which left them bottom of the Championship.
In the running: Mansfield manager Paul Cox is a contender for the Barnsley job
Contender: Former Hull boss Nick Barmby is also in the running
Inverness manager Terry Butcher was also linked with the vacant position but has said he will be remaining in Scotland, while recently fired Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll also turned it down.
Cox, 41, is contracted at Mansfield until 2014 having joined the club in 2011. He guided the Stags to the third round of the FA Cup, where they were unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Liverpool last weekend.
Sacked! Barnsley manager Keith Hill was fired after the defeat by Blackburn
Former England midfielder Barmby, 38, was last at the helm of Hull City last season but was sacked in May last year after making comments about the owners and his transfer budget.