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Megson Favourite To Become Owls Boss

Megson Favourite To Become Owls Boss

Former Wednesday player Gary Megson is the favourite to return to Hillsborough and become the Owls' new boss, according to reports this morning.

The former West Brom boss has been one of the front-runners since Alan Irvine departed Hillsborough on Thursday morning and reports on are today putting him as firm favourite to land the job.

Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has already confirmed that Megson is on a shortlist of four potential new managers of the club.

That despite the 51-year-old walking out on him at Leicester City after a matter of weeks to take the role of manager at Barclays Premier League side Bolton Wanderers.

Mandaric has already said that: 'I'm interested in Gary, but whether he gets job, that's different.

'He's top drawer and has tremendous experience. I rate him highly.

'He's the only manager who has earned me money thanks to the compensation I received for him.'

Megson made 223 appearances for Wednesday in two different spells at Hillsborough, following in the footsteps of his dad Don, who was one of Wednesday's greatest ever players.

He cut his managerial teeth at Norwich City and Blackpool before being best known for a successful stint at West Brom. He then moved on to manage Nottingham Forest, Leicester and Bolton.

Former Peterborough United and Bristol City boss Gary Johnson is also understood to be on Milan Mandaric's shortlist, as is Notts County manager Paul Ince, while Roy Keane has been linked.

But Megson remains the favourite and would arrive at Hillsborough after a year out from the game.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday February 4 2011
Time: 8:46AM


Seems to me like it's nailed on if he wants it! Which of the other 3 contenders will want the job knowing that MM has already gone public with his admiration for Megson and that they'd be 2nd or 3rd choice?
04/02/2011 09:23:00
noooooo!!! every club he's been at bar west brom hate him for being boring and uninspiring - which are irvines main faults.
Patrick Blondeau
04/02/2011 09:29:00
I hear Johnson is now out of the equation, and that Megson will be named Wednesday manager today.
ecco owl
04/02/2011 09:30:00
I genuinely, honestly don't want Gary Megson to be the next Sheffield Manager. Yes he's a fan and yes he used to play for us but that didn't help Chris Turner much. Megson's style of play is godawful, turgid dross and it's only gained him a patchy record of minor successes. Teams all the way through the leagues from Blackpool and Bolton all the way down to Huddersfield and Chesterfield are turning away from that style now and with some good results. The chief one being the entertainment of the fans. I can't see myself parting with the best part of £30 to get neck ache watching the ball being lumped forward time and again. If it's just a results business then I'll spend 30p on a paper and read the results. At least Irvine expressed a desire to see us playing decent football once (if) we had stabilised. With Megson it will never happen.
04/02/2011 09:31:00
04/02/2011 09:32:00
A lot of rumours over here in Ireland, that Roy Keane is in talks!
04/02/2011 09:38:00
Now, i will always turn up to support the team as im sure we all will, but i am massively disappointed with this. most of my family are man city supporters, i wonder sometimes how i got dumped supporting this bag of ****.
04/02/2011 09:43:00
I was hoping Rafa Benitez would be revealed as the new manager!! That said, I'm backing MM 100% so whoever he appoints I'll get behind.
04/02/2011 09:48:00
Yeah we all would turn up and support whatever happens but id be gutted if we got megson in i just want to see some exciting attacking football at s6!
04/02/2011 09:57:00
If Megs gets the job I hope he makes us eat our words 'cos I don't want him either. Of that list Keane is the only one that would lift the club but even then we'd be wary of him after he lost the plot at Sunderland and struggled at Ipswich. Johnson and Ince, not for me.
04/02/2011 10:04:00
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