X
Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Football  /

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...

Club statement
Club statement
Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Football Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
DON'T HAVE A
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.