With Paul Heckingbottom becoming the new manager of Leeds United earlier in the week, there is a managerial vacancy at Barnsley.
One manager being subtly mooted as a potential candidate is Barnsley-born Ipswich Town manager, Mick McCarthy.
Having started his playing career with the club, totting up over 300 appearances before a move to Manchester City, there may certainly be some intrigue on McCarthy's part.
In his sixth year with Ipswich Town, it has become apparent recently that neither he nor the fans perhaps have the same appetite for their shared journey anymore.
Although there are candidates more favourable for the appointment than McCarthy himself, a certain portion of Ipswich's fan base are not shy about declaring what they wish to happen.
Just saw something on me timeline saying McCarthy odds for Barnsley job. Local boy, loves the club, reunited with Kieffer Moore. Im mean the postives outweighs the negatives. Go and ruin that club👍
— David Dalton (@DaveD92) February 7, 2018
Surely mick McCarthy would be a perfect appointment for @BarnsleyFC! Who do we need to speak to so it can happen
— Ryan Martin (@rjmartinITFC) February 6, 2018
Mick now 12/1 from 33/1 this afternoon to become next Barnsley Manager, odds shortening & hearing a lot of chatter linking him with a potential move. Could be a good move for everyone involved #itfc
— ITFC_Steve (@Ipswich_Steve) February 6, 2018
McCarthy to Barnsley please. Lively
— H🇨🇷 (@Harry__Ems) February 6, 2018
Yes please, I will drive😊😆https://t.co/rFs8NYbMd1
— Ian (@ITFCIan) February 7, 2018
What would be really nice is if Mick McCarthy Goes to Barnsley and then we go in for Danny Cowley at the end of the season after his success but that’s wishful thinking #itfc
— Curtis Yates (@CurtisYxtes) February 7, 2018
Barnsley currently sit perilously close to the relegation zone in the Championship, with McCarthy's Ipswich looking a distant shot for the playoffs, sitting comfortably in mid-table.
It is no surprise then that with the departure of Heckingbottom, Barnsley fans would be keen to see McCarthy "come home."
— Robert Nicholson (@RobNicholsonCHF) February 7, 2018
We have got work to do Mick. Come and be the hero again
— Nick Wilson MBE (@Nickwilson22) February 7, 2018
Nothing like buttering up the new gaffer. #BringMickHome
— Matt Goodwin (@mattygoodwin) February 7, 2018
Although it is likely that one way or another McCarthy will be on the move sooner rather than later, it goes without saying that many clubs across England would be equally keen to acquire his services.