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Steve Bruce replacement set to be finally named on Friday afternoon at Hillsborough

1 year ago

It is now eight weeks since Steve Bruce walked  out on Sheffield Wednesday.

After only 18 games in charge, Bruce resigned along with his two assistants, to take over at Newcastle United.

A figure of around £4m-£5m reportedly paid in compensation by Newcastle to secure the new head coach.

Surprisingly, the Owls failed to appoint a replacement ahead of the new season.

Instead, Lee Bullen was given the job of caretaker boss and  has remained that way ever since.

Winning three of his first four Championship games in charge led to claims Bullen would be offered the job full-time. However, the stats have now become three defeats in his last four Championship matches.

Now on Friday, BBC Sport have reported that Sheffield Wednesday have arranged a press conference at 4pm to announce the new manager.

The replacement at last for Steve Bruce being Garry Monk.

Monk was sacked by Birmingham in the summer and was previously also in charge at Middlesbrough and Leeds, so this will make it four Championship jobs in the space of only three years.

BBC Sport report:

‘Sheffield Wednesday are set to appoint former Leeds and Swansea manager Garry Monk as their new boss.

The club are refusing to comment but it is understood Monk is at their training ground to finalise a deal, with a press conference to be held at 16:00 BST.

The ex-defender, 40, has been out of work since being sacked by Birmingham in June after 15 months in charge.

He will replace Steve Bruce, who left the Championship club in July to take charge of Newcastle United.

Monk’s expected appointment means he will have managed five current second-tier sides in the past five years, since ending his playing career.

Coach Lee Bullen was in caretaker charge of the Yorkshire club’s first seven games of the season, winning four to leave them 11th in the table.

Monk’s first match in charge will be at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, 15 September.’


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