Terry Butcher in Barnsley talks

Barnsley have been given permission to speak to Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher regarding their vacant managerial position according to the SPL side's Chairman Kenny Cameron.

"We have given them permission to speak to Terry," he said.

"We will be doing everything possible to ensure that Terry remains with the club and finishes what has been an incredible journey to date for us all."

The news follows Sean O'Driscoll's public statement on the Barnsley website last night stating he has pulled out of the running after initial talks with the club at the end of last week.

Butcher, joined Inverness in 2009, where has guided the club into second spot in the SPL this season, losing the fewest games off all involved, including leaders Celtic.

It is a big decision for the former England International, and will hold talks at Oakwell within the next 48 hours.

He will have to choose between potential Europa League action with his current side, or a relegation battle in the Championship, and one which will be made more difficult with the news of players such as Craig Davies and Scott Wisemen moving to pastures new with Bolton and Blackpool respectively.