Lane chief admits he’s baffled by Mandaric thinking

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, is baffled by Sheffield Wednesday’s decision to sack Gary Megson.

Despite the Owls lying in third position in League One following their 1-0 victory in the Steel City derby on Sunday, chairman Milan Mandaric opted to dispense with Megson’s services this week.

Megson, a boyhood Wednesday fan, was axed after just over 12 months in charge. The 52-year-old replaced Alan Irvine in the Hillsborough hotseat when the club were hovering perilously close to the relegation zone.

His departure follows on from Lee Clark being given the boot by Huddersfield Town last month.

Former Wednesday boss Wilson said: “I am shocked. Everybody kept telling me when I came into the management game that you live and die by your results. Now come on; we have had Lee Clark going and now Gary Megson.

“I don’t know what’s in people’s thoughts. I am not privy to what goes on at the football club and it is none of my business but I find it very strange.”

He added: “Huddersfield and Wednesday are chasing promotion down and to make those decisions are big decisions. I don’t why they have done it.”

Mandaric has called on Owls fans ‘to trust’ his decision, describing this year as a ‘critical season’ for the club.