Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine to make Premier League return

Former Owls boss Alan Irvine will take his place in a Premier League dugout once again.. as David Moyes assistant at West Ham United.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 3:38 pm

The former West Brom boss, who lead Wednesday from January 2010 until July 2011 in a period of intense financial turmoil, returns to the club he assisted Moyes at in the 2017/18 season.

The move caps a remarkable u-turn from Hammers owners David Sullivan and David Gold, who let Moyes and Irvine go in search of a manager who could take the club ‘to the next level’.

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini was sacked after a run of one win in eight saw them plummet into the Premier League relegation conversation.

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Speaking at his unveiling, Moyes said: “I can confirm that Alan Irvine will definitely join me and I'm working on one or two others.

“Stuart Pearce has other commitments in other jobs but he is certainly under consideration, so it might take a few days to get things sorted," Moyes said in his opening press conference.”

Sullivan said: “David proved in his short time with the Club that he was capable of getting results and we believe that he will start moving the Club in the right direction once again.

“We are delighted to welcome David back – he knows the Club well and he built strong relationships during that time which will be crucial for the work that needs to be done going forward.”

Alan Irvine endured a difficult spell as Sheffield Wednesday manager
Alan Irvine endured a difficult spell as Sheffield Wednesday manager