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Wednesday confirm Jones sacking

Wednesday have confirmed the sacking of manager Dave Jones.

Jones had led the Owls to just one victory all season and leaves Hillsborough with Wednesday six points adrift of safety in the Championship.

His final match in charge was a 2-0 defeat at Blackpool on Saturday and the result proved to be the straw that broke the camel´s back.

A club statement read: 'Dave Jones has been relieved of his duties as first team manager with immediate effect.

'The club would like to thank Dave for all of his hard work and wish him well for the future.

'Sheffield Wednesday will be making no further comment at this time.'

Stuart Pearce, Paolo Di Canio and Ian Holloway are amongst the names already linked with the vacancy but Stuart Gray is expected to take caretaker control for Tuesday´s visit of high-flying Leicester City.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 1 2013

Time: 6:23PM

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I had high hopes for this guy when he got us promoted.He was proven at this level with Cardiff and got to the playoffs etc.I had high hopes and thought maybe this is the right man to take us forward.But he needed to go he lost the fans,he lost the players,and he lost the changing room.He just run out of ideas.When i got home yesterday i was hoping he was going to get the bullet Saturday but when i logged on this morning and no comment had changed i thought what is MM doing.You cannot keep giving people chances and the correct action was taken,but a few games too late i believe. I hope we now get a response from the players and i hope we bring in the right man,because these names mentioned above Pearace,Di canio and Benito are no better in my eyes and we are going back to square one again. The appointment of any of these is no improvement.Get a quality man in to do the job we need a Harry Redknapp figure.Ian Holloway would be great and we also need to steer clear of people like Ian Dowie or Phil Brown but these are the type of people will apply as they are out of work.
WE need a man who has qualifications high on his CV which demonstrates he has achieved miracles with no transfer funds experience in getting players fit for other clubs for a month or two Looks like Stuart Gray will have the job all season then Oops
About 2 months too late. Like garrymo I was expecting great things from an manager accomplished at this level. There are quite a few unemployed managers at the moment, IMO none seem to fit the bill. MM has plenty to chose from but mark my words - expect a shock.
dooleys left leg
Thanks for the promotion push Dave, got us across the line when I think we would otherwise have missed out. However time to find the next new manager and having seen the lists of favourites none are setting my world on fire. I saw an interview with Ray Houghton (former Liverpool and ROI midfielder) the other week and instantly thought he would make a good manager. Given that so called proven managers have failed and the lack of interesting options why not look outside the box. Any suggestions?
Hirsty's Shinpads
I feel a damned sight more optimistic about our chances of avoiding relegation than I did this time yesterday. But to feel as optimistic about our long-term future as I did two years ago would require MM to step forward and outline the extent of his commitment to 'our' club and actually mean it.

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