Barnsley are now set to fight a legal battle with Hearts as they aim to get compensation for Daniel Stendel.

The 45-year-old was appointed as the Jambos’ first German boss over the weekend. The announcement came just shortly after Hearts’ 1-0 defeat to Motherwell.

Stendel has arrived in Edinburgh. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

He will be unveiled at Tynecastle with a press conference on Tuesday but Barnsley won’t let this issue go quietly reportedly.

Barnsley believe they are entitled to a fee from Hearts

A recent report has claimed that the Tykes believe they are entitled to compensation for their former boss (Daily Mail). Stendel was sacked in October but remained on the club’s payroll.

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The Tynecastle club haven’t met the demands put forward by Barnsley who will now take legal action it seems. Barnsley did offer to drop any payment claims over former Oakwell assistants Chris Stern and Dale Tonge but nothing was resolved.

Barnsley are battling Hearts. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

They’ve now instructed a lawyer to pursue compensation for any former staff members who joins Hearts. It’ll be a blow for Hearts as this managerial process has been drawn out from the end of October.

Ann Budge has got her new man, but still issues need to be sorted over his arrival at the club it seems.

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