The decision has proved a largely popular one with supporters, who will be hopeful that the charismatic coach can propel the club out of the relegation zone over the coming weeks, and avoid the drop down to League One.
Speaking on his first press call as Wednesday manager, the ex-West Bromwich Albion boss claimed: "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 will take charge of his first game as Owls manager this evening, when his take on fellow strugglers Rotherham United at Hillsborough, in what could be a pivotal clash in the ongoing relegation battle.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the Championship, ahead of the midweek action:
1. Solanke set for Cherries return
Bournemouth have been handed a boost ahead of their clash against Bristol City, with Dominic Solanke set to return from injury. The former, who has scored ten times this season, has missed the last five games with an ankle problem. (Club website)
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2. Davies tipped to join Celtic on loan
Ex-Preston North End star Ben Davies, now of Liverpool, has been tipped to be picked up by Celtic on loan next season, with former Lilywhites man Kelvin Wilson suggesting he'll struggle to get game-time for the Reds. (Celtic Huddle)
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3. Boro-linked defender set to leave Villa
Middlesbrough-linked defender Frederic Guilbert looks set to leave Aston Villa this summer, with his side looking to keep Ahmed Elmohamady on the books instead. Guilbert is currently out on loan with RC Strasbourg. (Football Insider)
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4. Rovers man set for MLS switch
Blackburn Rovers ace Derrick Williams is believed to be closing in on a shock exit from the club, with MLS side LA Galaxy swooping in for the 28-year-old. He'll be there in time to begin for the new season, which starts next month. (The 72)
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