By Wayne Veysey

19th Jun, 2021 | 8:00am

Sources: Barnsley duo resign from posts to agree terms with Nottingham Forest

Barnsley chiefs Dane Murphy and Taymour Roushdi have resigned from their roles to join Nottingham Forest, Football Insider understands.

Chief executive Murphy and club secretary Roushdi have been targeted by Forest as part of a search for executive talent.

A source at Oakwell has told Football Insider the Barnsley pair have agreed terms with their Championship rivals and are finalising deals.

It comes at a time when manager Valerien Ismael is in talks with West Brom.

The French coach was appointed back in October and is contracted until 2023.

However, his prospective departure has been preceded by the exits of Murphy and Roushdi.

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Murphy joined Barnsley in 2019 to replace OGC Nice-bound Gauthier Ganaye.

The American, who played for the likes of DC United and New York Cosmos, started his non-playing career as the Cosmos’ head scout.

He worked as a scout and then technical director for Real Salt Lake before joining DC United in a similar executive role in January 2019.

However, he spent just six months with his former side before he arrived at Oakwell.

Meanwhile, Roushdi worked as a team administrator during Murphy’s time at Real Salt Lake.

The pair struck up a strong working relationship while stateside.

Murphy offered his former colleague the role as Barnsley’s club secretary in 2019.

The duo are now set to swap South Yorkshire for the East Midlands.

Meanwhile, Ismael is in negotiations to head to the West Midlands.

Barnsley finished fifth in the Championship during the 2020/21 campaign but were beaten in the play-off semi-finals by Swansea.

Forest finished 17th, while West Brom were relegated from the Premier League after coming 19th.

In other news, Barnsley and Forest are set to fight over signing Championship star on a free.