Monk to get some much needed help

Last updated : 14 August 2020 By Chris Morris

Wednesday add to coaching staff

Sheffield Wednesday players are set to return to training in preparation for the 2020/21 season and they will be greeted by 3 new faces within Garry Monk’s coaching team.

James Beattie, Andrew Hughes and Darryl Flahavan have been added to the ranks. They will hopefully be able to provide some much needed positive support and boost to the training sessions following the dismal 2nd half of the 2019-20 campaign which saw Wednesday win just 4 of their final 23 league games.

Beattie will be Wednesday’s assistant manager. He had a largely unsuccessful spell as manager of Accrington Stanley in 2014 before joining Monk’s coaching staff at Swansea, he also worked with the Owls boss at Leeds, Middlesbrough and Birmingham and was a positive influence in improving the form of strikers including Chris Wood and Che Adams.

Hughes has coached at Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town, helping the Eagles to the FA Cup final in 2016 and in 3 seasons with the Terriers they won promotion to the Premier League and managed to stay up against the odds in 2017-18. Hughes duties at Huddersfield were reduced when manager David Wagner departed in January 2019 and he officially left the club at the end of the season before working with Sheffield United under 23 team last season.

Flahavan joins the Owls as goalkeeper coach having previously worked with Monk at Middlesbrough and Birmingham.