Sheffield Wednesday appoint Gary Megson as Irvins successor

Gary Megson

Gary Megson

Sheffield Wednesday have appointed former Nottingham Forest and Bolton manager Gary Megson as their new boss.

Megson, 51, has signed a three and a half year contract and will link up with Milan Mandaric, Sheffield Wendesdays new chairman, who he worked with before at Leicester.

Megson will replace Alan Irvine who was sacked earlier this week with Wednesday now sitting 12th in League One.

“I am delighted with this appointment because Gary is a top drawer manager,”Milan Mandaric told his clubs website.

“He has tremendous experience in the Championship and the Premiership and that is where Sheffield Wednesday needs to be.

“My target when I bought this club was promotion this season and that remains the case.”

Gary Megson played for Wednesday in two spells and made 286 appearances for the club. He has only worked with Mandaric for six weeks however, having joined Leicester City, and then left to join Premier League Bolton just six weeks later.

Megson has been jobless since getting sacked by Bolton in November 2009, and seems excited to be back.

“Wednesday is a club that I know as well as anybody,” he told a press conference this afternoon

“I had two spells here as a player and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m delighted. It’s a tough job, but we want to get it moving quickly.

“I don’t view it as 14 months out. I had 12 months on gardening leave so I didn’t do a great deal. I have missed the football.”

Comments & Debate

  1. February 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm Bambiboozler Commented:

    Is this an absolute Joke? How can a man who, In effect, Has either been sacked from or left by mutual consent from every football club he has managed get another job? He has proven on no less than 8 occasions that he cannot manage a football club, Or relate to the fans of any club with respect, Yet he somehow manages to retain his place in a job he has time and again failed at. This is disgusting.

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