Barnsley manager undergoes emergency dental treatment following altercation with Fleetwood boss Joey Barton
The manager of Barnsley FC, Daniel Stendel, has undergone emergency dental treatment after being involved in a post-match altercation with Fleetwood boss, Joey Barton.
It is thought that Mr Stendel was attacked by Barton after Saturday’s match at Oakwell. Having won the game 4-2, the Barnsley manager was heading to the dressing room, when the former Manchester City and QPR player pushed him from behind in the tunnel. Stendel fell forwards, banging his face on metalwork, which caused him to sustain significant dental injuries. Eyewitnesses said that the Barnsley manager had blood streaming from his mouth and was left shaken by the incident.
The FA has now received a full referees’ report on the match and the incidents that ensued, and Joey Barton faces an anxious wait to see what kind of punishment will be handed to him. Having seen the report, the FA will be investigating the incident, working with police and talking to witnesses who were at Oakwell on Saturday to determine exactly what happened.
German manager, Daniel Stendel, who has enjoyed a very successful season at Oakwell so far, is believed to have received urgent treatment after the game, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Mr Barton was seen on camera trying to drive out of the Oakwell car park and being stopped in his tracks by police officers. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire police confirmed that a full investigation into the alleged attack is under way.
Speculation about Mr Barton’s future is rife. The former player turned manager has a chequered past. He was known for being a combative player, who was often linked to controversy on and off the pitch, and was banned for gambling breaches towards the end of his playing career.
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