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Sheffield Wednesday Sack Jos Luhukay! Former Aston Boss Steve Bruce Tipped To Replace Him

Could Steve Burce return to the dugout?
Could Steve Burce return to the dugout?

Sheffield Wednesday have sacked manager Jos Luhukay, less than 24 hours ahead of their clash against Preston.

Luhukay, who was appointed in January 2018, lasted less than a year in charge of the Owls, winning 16, drawing 13, and losing 19 of his 48 matches at the helm, and he now leaves the club down in 18th in the Championship table, five points above the relegation zone, and 12 points adrift of the play-offs.

The club’s coach Lee Bullen will now take caretaker charge of the team until a new permanent manager is appointed, with the game at home to Preston next on the horizon at 3pm Saturday.

In a statement Sheff Wed Chairman Dejphon Chansiri told the club's official website, swfc.co.uk:

“I would like to place on record my thanks to Jos for the efforts he has given to Sheffield Wednesday.

“But now is the right time for both parties to move on and I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Steve Bruce has emerged as the hot early favourite to replace Luhukay in the next Sheffield Wednesday manager market, with Bet Victor pricing the former Aston Villa boss as the 1/2 favourite to return to management, just over two months after he was sacked by fellow second-tier side Villa.

Bullen is next in the running at 16/1, while the man who Luhukay replaced, Carlos Carvalhal, is a shock contender at 20/1, ahead of Nigel Pearson who can currently be backed at 25/1. Ex-Saints boss Mark Hughes is out at 40/1, while a certain Jose Mourinho just so happens to be free...

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