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Sheffield Wednesday Appoint Gary Megson New Boss

Former Owl returns to Hillsborough.

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Sheffield Wednesday have appointed former West Bromwich Albion and Bolton boss Gary Megson as their new manager.
The 51-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract and again links up with Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric, whom he worked under at Leicester City.
Megson replaces Alan Irvine, who left Hillsborough on Thursday with the Owls lying 12th in League One.
“I am delighted with this appointment because Gary is a top drawer manager,” Mandaric told the club 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.” (BBC Sport)

Megson has been out of the management game since December 2009 and takes over a club he knows very well indeed. As a player the Mancunian played for the Owls in two spells in the 80s and is a well liked at the club and the supporters will hope that he can get their promotion plans back on track after a period of poor form that cost Alan Irvine his job.

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