Revealed: Sheffield Wednesday's NEXT manager - according to Football Manager 2021

What a hectic couple of weeks it has been so far for Sheffield Wednesday fans.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 11:45 am
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri prior to the the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End at Hillsborough Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Last week, the club received a big boost when their 12-point deduction for misconduct was halved on appeal by an independent disciplinary commission.

But on Monday, Owls boss Garry Monk was sacked as manager, taking the playing staff by surprise, with one member of the club’s coaching set-up finding out via Sky Sports News.

And then Sheffield Wednesday supporters had the Football Manager 2021 Beta release to contend with yesterday, a big event in the gaming calendar.

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The simulator is famed for its immersiveness, with players able to experience ‘dynamic, true-to-life management experiences and next-level detail’.

But who does the game – produced by Sports Interactive – predict will replace Garry Monk in the Hillsborough hot seat? We simulated forward a few months to find out…

The game begins at the start of the 2020/21 season with Sheffield Wednesday managerless. After a couple of weeks, though, chairman Dejphon Chansiri made the shock move to appoint Juan Carlos Oliva.

The 55-year-old Spaniard was part of the set up at Watford last year and has enjoyed managerial and coaching positions in his homeland, Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.

It is safe to say that Carlos Oliva is somewhat a journeyman and wouldn’t be Owls fan’s first choice as new manager.

In real life, former Stoke City and West Brom boss Tony Pulis is currently odds on favourite to take the reins, with ex-Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook second in the running with SkyBet.