"An excellent club..." - Darren Moore's first words after being appointed as manager of Sheffield Wednesday
The 46-year-old was confirmed as the new Sheffield Wednesday manager on Monday morning.
Darren Moore wasted no time in getting to work at Sheffield Wednesday, taking training in the morning alongside new assistant manager, Jamie Smith, and first team coach, Paul Williams, before jumping into a press call with the media to discuss his decision to make the switch from Doncaster Rovers to S6.
The former West Bromwich Albion man spoke of the ‘size and structure’ of his new employers, admitting that it was too good an opportunity to turn down.
His first words as Owls manager praised the club, saying, "It came about because the chairman spotted me and identified me asa candidate to take the club forward… I didn’t hesitate in taking the option to be the next manager at Sheffield Wednesday. It’s an excellent club steeped in tradition.The opportunity was difficult to resist, so I had little hesitation.
“I get my head down and do my job on a day to day basis. It’s wonderful when the work you’re doing is recognised by a club of this size and structure.
“I just want to keep working hard and give Sheffield Wednesday every ounce of myself in terms of getting the club moving forward.”
Moore went on to acknowledge the size of the challenge on his hands, but insists that he wants people ‘together as one’ in the relegation fight after joining the Wednesday family.
He went on to say, “I’ve played at Hillsborough on numerous occasions and been to watch games and managed games there… When all those memories come back, it does play a part in your decision-making. Now, instead of playing against Wednesday, I’m part of the army and I’m delighted to be here. I really am."
He took his first training session alongside new assistant manager, Jamie Smith, and new first team coach, Paul Williams, and will take his place on the bench for the first time on Wednesday night against Rotherham United.
Wednesday face Rotherham at 7.45pm in this week’s midweek fixture before making the trip to Reading at the weekend as they look to try and clamber out of the Championship’s relegation zone as soon as possible.