Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Steve Bruce has been hired as their new manager in the wake of Jos Luhukay’s canning four days before Christmas.
There is, however, a minor catch in that Bruce – himself dismissed via cabbage at Aston Villa back in October – won’t formally be starting in his new role at Hillsborough until 1st February due to a prior personal commitment, rumoured to be a knee operation.
BREAKING: Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to confirm the appointment of Steve Bruce as our new manager
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) 2 January 2019
Since Luhukay’s sacking, The Owls have been labouring under the guidance of caretaker boss Lee Bullen, who has overseen two wins and two draws in the intervening period.
Bullen will now step aside (but kept on staff) and allow Bruce’s trusted assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence to come in and assume joint caretaker control until the big man himself arrives next month.
Bruce will be out of office for Wednesday’s upcoming Championship fixtures against Hull City, Wigan (both former teams of his) and Brentford, as well as this weekend’s FA Cup third round tie against Luton.
*Sends assistant* https://t.co/5CZanH1bc3
— Football Manager (@FootballManager) 2 January 2019
Fnarf. Tres drole.