Sheffield Wednesday’s new ‘tactical freak’ proud to join Owls – talks of club potential

Danny Röhl’s new assistant head coach, Henrik Pedersen, says that he is proud to join the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday – and is excited about their potential.
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The Dane, who up until recently was manager of Vendsyssel FF in his home nation, joined up with the Owls ahead of the game against Watford over the weekend, but will now be looking to kick on in South Yorkshire as he begins work at Middlewood Road.

Pedersen and Röhl go back a long time and have known each other for over a decade, the pair both coming through the Red Bull system with the club’s new arrival working as a development coach for the RB philosophy while the Wednesday boss was learning the ropes at RB Leipzig.

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The 45-year-old has experience as a coach, an assistant manager, and as the main man over the course of his career so far, and as well as his long relationship with Röhl he cited the chance to be involved at Hillsborough as a component in his decision to join.

“I’m a tactical freak like him,” Pedersen told the club’s YouTube channel. “But tactical things are just one thing, they don’t work if the human behind the player doesn’t work. So for me it’s very important how we’re working with the human behind the player - that combination of working with the personalities and football, and having a clear strategy of how we want to play, train and develop the culture…

“I’ve had so many messages, and one thing that’s clear is that there is big, big respect for this club, this culture, and this potential. I’m very excited, and very proud that I’m here to support everyone in this development.”

The Owls have a quick turnaround between games after their trip to Watford, with the Owls soon to depart for Wednesday night’s game against Plymouth Argyle.

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