Sheffield Wednesday look set to face new boss after Championship rivals exit

Gary Rowett has left his position as manager of Millwall, the club confirmed  (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)Gary Rowett has left his position as manager of Millwall, the club confirmed  (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
Gary Rowett has left his position as manager of Millwall, the club confirmed (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) | Getty Images
There has been another managerial casualty in the Championship with a four-year reign coming to an end

Sheffield Wednesday will likely have a new Championship boss to come up against in a few week’s time after another departure in the second tier.

Millwall last night confirmed they have parted company with boss Gary Rowett after four-year stint at the New Den in which he took the Lions close to the play-offs on a couple of occasions but never quite managed to break into the top six in the end.

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The Owls are due to take on Millwall at Hillsborough on November 11 and by then it is expected that a new manager will be in place to replace Rowett, who upon his exit said ‘the time just feels right’

“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for all their support during my time at the club. The atmosphere they create is truly unique. I have thoroughly enjoyed being manager of Millwall and depart with a feeling that the club has progressed during my tenure. As is sometimes the case in football, the time just feels right to part ways.

“I would like to thank John Berylson, James, Steve Kavanagh, Alex Aldridge, my backroom staff, and everyone behind-the-scenes for their hard work and support. Finally, I’d like to extend my gratitude to the players, who I thank for the blood, sweat, and tears they have put into their efforts. It has been a successful and enjoyable four years.”

A club statement said Rowett’s assistant Adam Barrett will take in the interim alongside first team coach, Paul Robinson and that “a comprehensive recruitment process is already underway as the club looks to build upon the success Rowett has overseen.”

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Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday’s new manager Danny Röhl will conduct his first pre-match press conference this afternoon ahead of his managerial debut for the Owls as they travel to face Watford on Saturday.

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