Garry Monk Leaves Sheffield Wednesday

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has left the club. The Owls are currently second bottom in the Championship, ahead of Derby County on goal difference, after their 12-point deduction imposed at the start of the season was halved.

Garry Monk Leaves Sheffield Wednesday

 

A Difficult Start

This was always going to be a tough campaign for Wednesday after the 12-point deduction they were handed at the start of the season. Despite going four games unbeaten in all competitions from the start, and effectively clawing back the deficit, form began to evade them.

Successive home defeats against Brentford and Luton Town were followed by a 3-0 thrashing against South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United.

They then travelled to newly-promoted Wycombe Wanderers and were beaten 1-0, which proved to be the Chairboys’ first-ever win at Championship level.

A 1-0 win against Bournemouth and the halving of their points deduction managed to lift them off the foot of the table, but a goalless draw against Millwall at the weekend proved to be Monk’s final game in charge.

Potential Replacements for Garry Monk

Although early, there are some potential candidates already being mooted in the report by The Athletic, although there are no confirmed reports being made by the publication.

Former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook could be in line for the job. Prior to Wigan’s points deduction that was applied after the end of last season, Cook had done enough to take the once relegation-threatened Latics into mid-table, and has certainly done more than enough to have another crack at a Championship job.

Also being mentioned is ex-Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley. He was controversially sacked by the Terriers at the end of last season, despite managing to keep the side in the Championship relatively comfortably in the end.

While those two will certainly be among the pool of candidates, more are sure to join them in the coming days.

 

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