Sheffield Wednesday: Don Megson to sign copies of new book at Hillsborough

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A Sheffield Wednesday legend will be signing copies of his new autobiography before tomorrow’s eagerly-anticipated South Yorkshire derby.

Don Megson, who spent 17 years of his playing career at Hillsborough, will be visiting Wednesday’s Megastore from 1pm to greet fans and sign copies of Don Megson: A Life in Football.

The book, released in October, promises to lift the lid on Don’s remarkable career.

Megson, who captained Wednesday for six years, told The Star: “I had never really thought about doing a book.

“But I got a phone call one day from a publisher to arrange a meeting in the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield and it just went from there.

“The book has given me an opportunity to rabbit on about my experiences with the Owls, Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers and Portland Timbers. I have really enjoyed doing it and hopefully the fans will like it too.”

Don made his professional debut at the age of 23. He went on to lead the Owls to five consecutive top six finishes, making over 400 appearances for the club.

Don, the father of ex-Owls player and manager Gary, regrets never managing Wednesday and says in his book they inquired about his services in 1974 while he was in charge of high flying Bristol Rovers, claiming they “tapped” him up before appointing Steve Burtenshaw as Derek Dooley’s successor.

“I think I could have taken the Wednesday job and I’ve kicked myself ever since,” he said. “I’d gone back to Hillsborough earlier that season with Rovers, the only time I went back as a manager. I looked at the ground from the dugout thinking what I had at Rovers, and what I could have at a club like Wednesday.”