Former Sheffield Wednesday men celebrate promotion as managers after curtailment call
Two Sheffield Wednesday alumni will be managing in higher divisions next season after clubs voted to curtail the season in League One and League Two.
Fan favourite Ryan Lowe has achieved his second-consecutive promotion from League Two, this time with Plymouth Argyle, while Mark Robins looks set to take to a Hillsborough dugout next season as his Coventry City side were promoted to the second tier from League One as champions.
Coventry will be joined by Rotherham United in the Championship next season, who have former Owls winger Matt Hamshaw on their staff as first-team coach.
Oxford United, Portsmouth, Fleetwood Town and Wycombe Wanderers will battle it out for a final promotion place in the playoffs. Wycombe replaced Peterborough in sixth place thanks to the points-per-game method used.
The EFL vote among clubs declared that both tables are settled on points-per-game, while promotion, relegation and the play-offs all remain.
Speaking to The Star in March, Plymouth boss Lowe said on his management aspirations: “I'm still learning my trade but at some point in the future, I'd love to manage Sheffield Wednesday.
“In years to come who knows where football takes you? Especially football management. One day, you never know.
“I feel like I've got unfinished business there because of the way I left. I never got a chance to say a proper goodbye to the fans because I was there one minute and then I was being told I had to move on.
“I'd like to think one day I could manage the football club.”