International

Bruce appointed Sheffield Wednesday boss

2019-01-02 19:56
Steve Bruce (Getty Images)

London - Steve Bruce has been named as the new manager of English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday, succeeding Jos Luhukay, who was sacked last month.

The 58-year-old, whose first managerial job was with Wednesday's city rivals Sheffield United in 1998, will take over on February 1.

"Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to confirm the appointment of Steve Bruce as our new manager," the club said on its website.

"Bruce will begin his post on 1 February 2019, before which long-time coaching associates Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence will take charge of the team.

Wednesday are 16th in the Championship table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Former Manchester United defender Bruce took Aston Villa to the Championship play-off final last season but they lost to Fulham at Wembley and he was sacked in October.

Luhukay was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in December after less than a year in charge.

 

Read more on:    steve bruce  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.