Owls look to Monk for inspiration

Last updated : 06 September 2019 By Chris Morris
New manager appointed
 
Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Garry Monk as their new permanent manager. The Owls have been without a boss since Steve Bruce walked out to join Newcastle United in July and Lee Bullen has taken caretaker charge of the first 6 Championship matches this season.
 
Monk brings with him a wealth of experience. The one-time Owls loan defender has managed in the Premier League with Swansea and has taken charge of Middlesbrough, Leeds United and Birmingham City in the Championship. 
 
In his one season at Leeds they missed out on the play-offs by one spot and at Middlesbrough he was dismissed halfway through the season with a win percentage of 46%. He took over relegation threatened Birmingham in March 2018 and guided them to 5 wins from 11 games to steer them to safety. Last season he had impressively guided Birmingham into the top half of the Championship with an outside chance of a play-off push before a 9-point penalty ended their hopes. Monk was sacked this summer after his relationship with the owners at St Andrew broke down.
 
The length of Monk's contract at Hillsborough is yet to be confirmed but it has been stated that Lee Bullen will remain with the club in a coaching capacity.