Barnsley win promotion

Barnsley won promotion to the Championship via the League One play-off final at Wembley in 2016

A consortium including a Chinese billionaire and the baseball boss who inspired the Hollywood film ‘Moneyball’ have taken control of Barnsley.

Chien Lee is joined on the Championship club’s board by baseball pioneer Billy Beane, as well as investors Paul Conway, Grace Hung and Neerav Parekh.

The takeover ends Patrick Cryne’s 13-year spell as owner.

Cryne, who has terminal cancer, wrote a letter to fans in September to say he was “living on borrowed time”.

Chief executive Gauthier Ganaye told the club website: