Kenny Black has been dismissed from his position as assistant manager of Motherwell.
Black joined the Fir Park club as Stuart McCall’s assistant more than four years ago and together they carved out one of ’Well’s most successful eras on the pitch.
Together they led their side to second in the top flight three times as well as a Scottish Cup Final appearance against Celtic in May 2011.
On Friday the club confirmed Black’s departure and will now search for a new assistant with a view to making a swift appointment.
Baraclough said: “I can have no complaints about Kenny’s professionalism or work since my arrival late last year.
“However, I felt it would be a good time to change things and that a freshness and something different in that role might help us.
“The club is heading in an exciting new direction both on and off the park and we’ll make further announcements in due course.”
Black played for ‘Well for a season in the 1980s and was appointed caretaker manager for five games following McCall’s resignation.
He said: “I understand how football works and accept the decision.
“The manager spoke with me on Friday afternoon and everything was and is amicable.
“I want to thank Motherwell FC for the four great years we’ve had together and wish them and the people at Fir Park every success.”