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Barnsley are considering Fulham assistant manager Luis Boa Morte as a possible successor to Markus Schopp, according to reports this morning.

Schopp was sacked yesterday with the Tykes in the Championship relegation zone following seven successive defeats. Boa Morte, who has been linked with the vacancies at Cardiff and Charlton Athletic in the past week, has been Marco Silva’s number two at Craven Cottage since the summer having spent six years with the Whites as a player.

The 44 year-old is reportedly keen to become a manager in his own right, having briefly managed Portuguese third tier side Sintrense. The Yorkshire Post reports that Boa Morte is one name under consideration at Oakwell as Barnsley, who are the next visitors to SW6 after the international break, seek a swift appointment with assistant manager Joseph Laumann in interim charge for tomorrow’s meeting with fellow strugglers Derby County.