Alan Biggs: Sheffield Wednesday can benefit from the stirring of Hornets’ nest

Alan Biggs at Large
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Seems all the manager changes really have gone beyond a joke. Jokanovic is even the name of Watford’s latest boss as Sheffield Wednesday prepare to face a new coach for the second game running.

After negotiating Darko Milanic’s home debut with Leeds in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, the Owls next confront Watford’s FOURTH head coach of the season.

Normally that’s dangerous for the opposition as players are always out to impress a new man and that team’s results usually turn for the better. But here’s the rub - Watford don’t need their results to improve. Which is why the chaotic events surrounding a team placed third in the table are almost beyond belief.

Indeed, Billy McKinlay’s two games in charge yielded four points - after he’d replaced Oscar Garcia who stepped down for health reasons following the sudden exit of Beppe Sannino in August.

Somehow Watford, who have seriously good players and pace to burn, have been unaffected. So far. Surely now there will be some fall-out from owner Gino Pozzo’s madcap regime and Stuart Gray’s Wednesday, with the benefit of stability, might be the ones to exploit it. And to think Milan Mandaric was once regarded as football’s most trigger-happy chairman!