Darren Moore is the new Wednesday manager.
The 46-year-old joins us from Doncaster Rovers and will be in charge for Wednesday evening’s crucial HIllsborough clash with fellow strugglers Rotherham in our seemingly fading bid to avoid relegation to division one.
Jamie Smith, his assistant at Doncaster, has moved with Moore to be his number two at S6, with Wednesday reported to have agreed a compensation package with Rovers, and former Coventry and Derby defender Paul Williams joins as first team coach.
Moore, a Jamaican international, made more than 650 appearances for a host of clubs and moved into management in April 2018 as caretaker boss of a West Brom side well adrift at the foot of the Premier League.
He turned results around at the Hawthorns, narrowly failing to save them from the drop and earning the full-time role, before departing the club 10 months later with West Brom fourth in the Championship.
His next move came soon afterwards when he joined Doncaster and he now leaves them in the division one play-off places.
He faces a big challenge at S6, keeping us in the Championship with the side six points from safety and only 14 games remaining, on a run of four successive defeats and following a painful loss at Luton on Saturday when we threw away a two-goal lead to go down 3-2.
Moore has already received the backing of former boss, Carlos Carvalhal, who tweeted this morning: ‘It’s time to be together!!! It’s not about Chairman, Manager, players or fans … it’s about Sheffield Wednesday!
‘Stop the critics, be positive and together, “wake the monster”… we must stay in Championship this season. Good luck Darren Moore.’