Barnsley pursue legal action to get compensation from Hearts for ex-boss Daniel Stendel

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Barnsley pursue legal action to get compensation from Hearts after they appointed Daniel Stendel as manager

  • Hearts confirmed the appointment of Daniel Stendel on Saturday evening 
  • He will be unveiled as the club’s new manager at Tynecastle on Tuesday
  • Barnsley believe they are entitled to compensation for Craig Levein’s successor
  • English club have launched a legal battle following days of correspondence 

Barnsley have launched a legal battle to pursue compensation from Hearts for former manager Daniel Stendel.

The SPFL Premiership club confirmed the capture of the German on a two-and-a-half-year contract on Saturday evening and will unveil the 45-year-old at Tynecastle with a press conference on Tuesday.

As Sportsmail first revealed, however, Championship Barnsley believe they are entitled to compensation for Craig Levein’s successor.

Daniel Stendel has left Barnsley to take over as the new boss of Hearts in the Scottish top flight

Daniel Stendel has left Barnsley to take over as the new boss of Hearts in the Scottish top flight

Hearts director Ann Budge (right) during last week's match against Livingston

Hearts director Ann Budge (right) during last week’s match against Livingston

And after days of correspondence finished with Hearts refusing to meet their demands, the Yorkshire club will now take legal action.

Barnsley offered to drop any claim to payment for Stendel’s former Oakwell assistants Chris Stern and Dale Tonge in return for a swift resolution of the issue – but have now instructed lawyers to pursue full compensation for any former member of staff who joins the Edinburgh club.

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