Darren Moore has left League One’s Doncaster Rovers to become the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.
A statement on the club’s website read: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Moore as our new first-team manager.
“Moore joins the Owls with immediate effect and will be in charge for Wednesday night’s Championship clash with Rotherham at Hillsborough.”
Sheffield Wednesday have been struggling in the Championship this season and sacked their last manager in December, Tony Pulis, after 45 days and 10 games in charge of the club.
This was the shortest ever reign of a Sheffield Wednesday manager in the club’s history.
Neil Thompson took over as caretaker manager on December 28th, but the club have decided to hire Moore to take the club forward.
The club are currently 23rd in the Championship and are six points from moving out of the relegation zone, after starting the season with a six-point deduction.
With regards to the team’s current situation, Moore said: “We come here now and my message is clear to the supporters and community; get behind us, get behind the team. We know it’s a tough task, but we will work hard, we will give everything. We need hard work from everybody.
“It’s about working to the maximum each day. I’ll be all out working hard for this club. There are talented players here and I want to unlock it, I look at them and I see more in them. They have come through too many hurdles not to be good players”
Doncaster chairman, David Blunt, reflected on Moore’s decision to leave the club and said: “We are disappointed that Darren has chosen to leave the club part way through what has been a season full of promise.
“We have made significant efforts to support Darren over the past 18 months and ensure he was able to build a team capable of challenging in the top six. This has included supporting him through the past two transfer windows despite the difficult financial circumstances.”