Danny Röhl: Lesser-known 34-year-old considered by Sheffield Wednesday in the summer is now out of work

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A hugely talented young coach understood to have been under close consideration for the Sheffield Wednesday manager’s role in the summer is newly out of work.

A statement released by the Owls on Wednesday evening confirmed the departure of Xisco as manager - and made clear the process to appoint a new boss was underway.

One man who is believed to have impressed Dejphon Chansiri before the appointment of Xisco is 34-year-old coach Danny Röhl, who was involved late in the interview process.

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The Athletic reported in July that Röhl had come close to getting the job - a report that has since become clear to The Star was accurate.

It is not known whether the German remains an option for the Owls, though he is freshly out of work having left his assistant manager’s role with the German manager’s team alongside Hansi Flick just last month.

Röhl has a short but hugely impressive CV as an assistant having worked his way up through the ranks at RB Leipzig, coaching in their youth ranks in his early 20s after a short-lived playing career ended by injury.

He joined Southampton as Ralph Hasenhüttl’s assistant manager in 2018 before taking on the same role at Bayern Munich a year later, following Flick into international football the following year.

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