Bruce in at Hillsborough but won't start until February

Last updated : 02 January 2019 By Chris Morris
Key staff to take charge until new man arrives
 
Sheffield Wednesday have today confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager following the departure of Jos Luhukay last month. Lee Bullen had taken caretaker charge of the club for 4 games, from which the Owls picked up 8 points and the former Wednesday defender will remain on the coaching staff.
 
Due to personal commitments, former Manchester United defender Bruce will take charge of the Owls formally on the 1st February. Until then key personnel that will form  part of Bruce's staff at Hillsborough will take control with Steve Agnew put in caretaker charge with the support of Stephen Clemence.
 
Former Aston Villa manager Bruce has a vast amount of experience and success at this level having achieved promotion to the Premier League 4 times already during his managerial career, including leading Hull City to play-off final victory in 2016 at the expense of the Owls. He also guided Villa to the Championship play-off final last year where they were beaten 1-0 by Fulham.
 
His first managerial job was at Wednesday's rivals Sheffield United in 1998 where he resigned after 1 season in charge due to disagreements with the board having led the team to an 8th-placed finish in what is now the Championship. He has also guided Birmingham, Sunderland and Wigan to mid-table finishes in the Premier League and took Hull to their first ever F.A. Cup final 2014, losing to Arsenal but qualifying for European competition for their first time in their history as a result.