Axed: Wednesday second from bottom as boss ‘relieved of his duties’

Dave Jones.
Dave Jones.
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Sheffield Wednesday have begun the search for their 10th manager in 12 years after parting company with Dave Jones.

Chairman Milan Mandaric opted to dispense with Jones’ services after Saturday’s defeat at Blackpool, a result which leaves them second-from bottom of the Championship.

It is understood Jones was informed of the club’s decision yesterday morning, bringing his 21-month reign at Hillsborough to an end.

A brief statement on the club’s website last night read: “Dave Jones has been relieved of his duties as first team manager with immediate effect.

“The club would like to thank Dave for all of his hard work and wish him well for the future.”

Jones became the second person from South Yorkshire to lose his job over the weekend as Barnsley axed David Flitcroft on Saturday night in the wake of their 3-0 defeat to Birmingham City.