Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Reading

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Birmingham 0 - 2 Sheff Wed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Interest high in Owls job

Milan Mandaric has told Sky Sports News that he had no choice but to sack Dave Jones and revealed that he has already received around 60 applications for the Sheffield Wednesday job.

Last Updated: 03/12/13 at 08:31 Post Comment

Milan Mandaric: Says there has been big interest in Wednesday job

Milan Mandaric: Says there has been big interest in Wednesday job

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Jones' tenure as Owls chief was brought to an end on Sunday after their Championship defeat at Blackpool.

Mandaric insists the decision to dispense with Jones was a difficult one, but he says he had to make it.

"At this point, we have 59 candidates and I can't say any names at this time. We will take some time. It is a very difficult decision that had to be made, Dave Jones was a good man and a good friend but it is a difficult time," he told Sky Sports News.

"He helped us get promoted from League One, but results meant I had to do my duty as a chairman and what is best as a club.

"I have to do what a chairman has to do. When you are in the danger zone, I have a duty to our supporters."

Mandaric insists that the club do not believe they are destined for relegation, despite being second from bottom and some five points adrift of safety.

"It is a very competitive league so I don't rule anything out, we have a good bunch of players here and I think we have to do our job," he said.

Mandaric says that, in 24 hours, Wednesday have had a huge number of applicants.

"50 to 60 applications," he said.

"It is a massive club, with tremendous supporters who love their club and they deserve a lot better.

"We are a looking for the person with the winning attitude. We have a good squad of players and we need to elevate them. Of course, he has to be a good coach as well as a man manager, and hopefully we can find that person very quickly."

Sky Sports understands that Rotherham manager Steve Evans is one person on Wednesday's radar and that an approach has been made to their Yorkshire neighbours to talk to him.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Opening games see Inter Milan and PSV win

Inter Milan, PSV, and Dinamo Moscow and Dinamo Zagreb were amongst the winners in the Europa League group stage.

Europa League: Spurs held to goalless stalemate against Partizan Belgrade

Spurs were held to a goalless stalemate in their Europa League Group C opener against Partizan Belgrade.

Felix Magath departs Fulham with Kit Symons taking charge on temporary basis

Felix Magath has left his role as Fulham manager after the Championship club's dismal start to the season.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property