Owls: Megson the man to lead promotion push, says Mandaric.

Owls Manager Gary Megson with Chairman Milan Mandaric.
Owls Manager Gary Megson with Chairman Milan Mandaric.
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SHEFFIELD Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric says Gary Megson is the “top drawer” manager to lead the club’s push for promotion, writes Paul Thompson.

Full story, reaction and more inThe Star tomorrow.

Megson, aged 51, who replaces Alan Irvine, is an Owls icon with 286 appearances for Wednesday in two spells during the Eighties.

He has managed Norwich City, Blackpool, Stockport County, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers. He led Bolton in the UEFA Cup.

Mandaric said: “I am delighted with this appointment because Gary Megson is a top drawer manager.

“He has tremendous experience in the Championship and the Premiership and that is where Sheffield Wednesday needs to be.

“He also has a huge affinity with the club as a former player. Gary is hungry for success, he is very ambitious and his ambitions match my own.

“My target when I bought this club was promotion this season then the Premiership and that remains the case. I am really excited about where Sheffield Wednesday can go and Gary feels exactly the same way.”

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