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Former Owl Sings Milan's Praises

Former Wednesday defender Nigel Worthington insists the Owls are in good hands with Milan Mandaric as chairman of the club.

Worthington worked under Mandaric at Leicester City, albeit for just five games, when he took control following the departure of former Leicester boss Rob Kelly, who's ironically Alan Irvine's assistant boss at Hillsborough.

And although he wasn't offered a more permanent stay at the Walkers Stadium - Mandaric went on to appoint Martin Allen - Worthington was full of praise for his former boss.

'We had a good relationship,' Worthington told the Sheffield Star.

'He wants to win. He stabilised Leicester and stayed for four years.

'Going on his past record, his takeover of Wednesday is good for the club.

'He's close to supporters. He's had the club's best interests at heart wherever he's worked.

'He wants things done right. He gets his finger on the pulse.'

Worthington took control in April 2007 following the departure of Kelly and took control of the Foxes for the remaining five games of the season.

He won two and lost three of those games, prompting Mandaric to go for Allen instead of extending Worthington's stay in Leicesteer.

But, as a manager who came and went in double quick time - something which some people say is one of Mandaric's downfalls - it's high praise indeed for the man who says he's aiming to take the Owls back to the top flight.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 8 2010

Time: 7:35PM

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Does this mean that AI is to get the chop and a Wednesday legend to make a return?
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08/12/2010 21:02:00

i'd prefer John Sheridan if we're gonna go down that route.
Carbone's Padawan
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08/12/2010 21:16:00

I don't think for one moment that we should go down that route. Alan Irvine has had some stick BUT against the background of this seasons traumatic events he IS doing a good job. Don't forget he already has one Manager of the Month under his belt and potentially another very shortly! The players will undoubtedly have been affected by the off pitch events although denials and the corporate line of we will only concentrate on the next game etc still drop off the tongue. We are at the dawn of a new era for goodness sake! The time is now for all Wednesdayites to get behind MM,AI and the players, offering only positive vocal support and heaven forbid if we are having a bad day at the office at Hillsborough encourage the team,stay off their backs and suck goals into the Kop. We have the best supported team in this division,Make it count! Intimidate opposing teams with a Wall of Sound. Phil Spector did it with music we can do it with Hillsborough. Come on Wednesday I want to see us passing the Blunts at the end of the season when they go down and we are promoted
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08/12/2010 21:57:00

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08/12/2010 22:28:00

agree with tom, AI is going alright. I'm also not into getting past legends back as managers as it will more than likely ended up tarnishing their reputation as has happened in the past
Hirsty's Shinpads
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08/12/2010 22:51:00


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