Tony Pulis among Darren Moore's former mentors to have contacted him over Sheffield Wednesday appointment

Darren Moore has taken a lot from his former managers.

By Alex Miller
Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:15 pm

The new Sheffield Wednesday boss, who has worked under or alongside a number of former Owls bosses including Alan Irvine, Gary Megson, Paul Jewell and Tony Pulis, is as meticulous in his absorbing of information as he is on the training ground.

And the 46-year-old says he is a product of every manager and coach he has had exposure to, throughout his playing career and as a coach himself.

“I still speak to them and a lot of the managers I’ve played under have messaged me and wished me well at the football club, on the challenge and opportunity,” he told The Star.

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Tony Pulis is among the former mentors to Darren Moore to have contacted him since his switch to Sheffield Wednesday.

“Every single manager I’ve worked with I’e taken something from in a learning perspective. I couldn’t say there is a particular manager that I speak to more often Every one of them I’ve taken something with me.”

Moore, who just a few short years into his management career has developed a strong CV and reputation within the game, said that while he has been influenced by those he has worked with, he feels it is important to have developed his own method.

“Each manager has their own unique style and there’s no wrong or right way. I’m no different in terms of how I go about it it day-to-day.

“I’m a manager that likes to interact with people on a day-to-day basis whether that is staff or players, I’m happy to have that open relationship. That’s really important, it’s not me as an isolated figure, I’ve got a team of people around me that will try to work towards the same goal.”

Tony Pulis was the first man to offer Moore an opportunity coaching in first team football after an education with West Brom’s youth team.

Pulis is essentially his permanent predecessor at Wednesday, having left his post after a spell of only 10 matches in charge at the turn of the year.

Asked is he had spoken to Pulis since taking on the Wednesday top job, Moore said: “He sent me a message to wish me well, but I’ve not spoken to him yet. I’m sure at some stage I’ll speak to him over the course of the month or something like that.”

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