IT may be tough times at Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday languish near the bottom of the Championship, but manager Dave Jones says he wouldn’t swap his job for the world.
Jones tasted success as he guided the Owls out of League One last season but, after a strong start, things have gone wrong this campaign and today’s home match against fellow strugglers Bristol City could provide the final test of chairman Milan Mandaric’s patience.
Win or lose, Jones will be doing what he loves and he says his sole motivation is to get the feeling back that swept through the club when they beat Wycombe to secure promotion in May.
He said: “I do something that I really love doing. I’m in a very privileged position.
“If it’s pressure and everything else I’ll take it every day because I don’t want to do what you do (other jobs).
“You may have the best job in the world but I’m doing something that I really love.
“That’s why I work so hard - to keep it. I do really love every minute of my job.
“I don’t like being in the position I’m in, of course I don’t. But at least I can do something about it. And that’s what I love.
“I can’t play anymore and I miss playing so much you wouldn’t believe it.
“If you’ve not been in that situation it is hard to explain. So what I do is the next best thing.
“And I love being a manager and all the rubbish that comes with it.
“Every day is different. Something hits you different every day you walk in.
“I’d love to be top of the league and everyone is slapping you on the back - I’ve had all that.
“And I know which is the better feeling. It’s not the one I’m having at the moment it’s the one at the other end (of the table) and that’s why I work so hard to try and get back up there.”