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Monk appointed new Sheff Wed boss

Monk: "I was a player here many moons ago and even though it was a short spell, I got a good grasp of how powerful and traditional this club is."

Last Updated: 06/09/19 4:48pm

0:34 Garry Monk says he is excited to return to Sheffield Wednesday after being appointed as their new manager - he made 15 appearances for the club during his playing career

Garry Monk says he is excited to return to Sheffield Wednesday after being appointed as their new manager - he made 15 appearances for the club during his playing career

Garry Monk has been appointed as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

Monk has been out of work since June after being sacked by Birmingham City, following a row with the board over the club's transfer policy.

The former Swansea City, Leeds and Middlesbrough manager guided the Blues to 17th in the Sky Bet Championship last term.

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The 40-year-old managed 59 games for Birmingham (19 wins, 20 draws, and 20 defeats) during 15 months in charge.

As a player, Monk enjoyed a brief loan spell with the Owls in the 2002/03 season and upon his return to Hillsborough, the former defender believes he can help Wednesday realise their potential in the Championship this season.

"I was a player here many moons ago and even though it was a short spell, I got a good grasp of how powerful and traditional this club is," he said.

1:25 Highlights from the Carabao Cup second round match between Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday

Highlights from the Carabao Cup second round match between Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday

"It's a great opportunity and one I am really excited about.

"My overriding feeling is excitement and seeing what we can do here. We know we have a capable squad and it's about making us compete as hard as we can and then the quality will come through.

"I'm looking forward to working with Lee (Bullen) and some of the other staff here and their expertise is invaluable. I've already had a good chat with them and we will get to work."

Former Owls boss Steve Bruce quit the Sky Bet Championship club in July to join Newcastle, with Bullen in charge at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Wednesday are currently 11th in the Championship table with three wins and three defeats after six matches.

Meanwhile, Lincoln boss Danny Cowley denied he held talks with Wednesday after being identified as a candidate for the role.

Phil Parkinson, Gary Rowett, Sol Campbell and Tony Pulis had also been linked with the position.

1:28 Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave

Monk will initially be without the services of striker Fernando Forestieri, who was hit with a six-game ban at the start of the season for 'abusive' language during a pre-season friendly.

The new Wednesday manager's first game in charge will be against Huddersfield after the international break, live on Sky Sports Football on September 15; kick-off 12pm.

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Why FA fined Millwall less than Huddersfield

Last Updated: 06/09/19 4:10pm

The FA has been accused of not taking racism seriously enough after fining Huddersfield more for their kit stunt than Millwall for their fans' racist chanting.

While there is a disparity between the £50,000 handed to the Terriers and the £10,000 to the Lions - which was highlighted by betting company Paddy Power and others - this does not paint the full picture of Millwall's punishment and how much they have to pay.

As well as the fine, the FA devised an action plan with Millwall to address and try to solve their racism issues, which included measures like increased CCTV and stewarding.

The plan - which was firstly to combat current problems and secondly to educate fans - would cost a sizeable amount of money to implement, and take their total charge much closer or even over that of Huddersfield.

The FA is understood to believe this more progressive approach to be a more effective way of helping end racism problems at clubs, rather than simply handing them a fine.

The governing body believes it highlights how seriously they take the racism issue, rather than how lightly.

The size of Huddersfield's fine was also in part because they were warned by the FA that they would be in breach of the rules before taking to the field in their controversial kit, which was emblazoned with an oversized Paddy Power logo.

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The Yorkshire club have since accepted and apologised to the FA, issuing a statement that read: "Huddersfield Town accepts the findings of the FA in this investigation, and chose not to appeal the sanction.

"We accept that our actions were in breach of regulations and we apologised for this error. We will not comment on this matter further as we move forward.

"We would stress that any comments on this sanction made by third parties do not reflect the views of Huddersfield Town."

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Monk set to become new Sheff Wed boss

Last Updated: 06/09/19 1:31pm

Garry Monk is set to take the vacant manager's job at Hillsbrough

Garry Monk is set to take the vacant manager's job at Hillsbrough

Garry Monk is expected to be announced as the new Sheffield Wednesday manager on Friday, Sky Sports News understands.

Monk has been out of work since June after being sacked by Birmingham City, following a row with the board over the club's transfer policy.

The former Swansea City, Leeds and Middlesbrough manager guided the Blues to 17th in the Sky Bet Championship last term.

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Meanwhile, Lincoln boss Danny Cowley denied he has held talks with Wednesday after being identified as a candidate for the vacant role.

Phil Parkinson, Gary Rowett, Sol Campbell and Tony Pulis are among those who have also been linked with the position.

1:28 Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave as he is linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave as he is linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job

Former Owls boss Steve Bruce quit the Sky Bet Championship club in mid-July to join Newcastle, with Lee Bullen in charge at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Wednesday are currently 11th in the Championship table with three wins and three defeats after six matches.

Watch Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday live on Sky Sports Football on September 15; kick-off 12pm.

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Monk set to become new Sheff Wed boss

Last Updated: 06/09/19 1:31pm

Garry Monk is set to take the vacant manager's job at Hillsbrough

Garry Monk is set to take the vacant manager's job at Hillsbrough

Garry Monk is expected to be announced as the new Sheffield Wednesday manager on Friday, Sky Sports News understands.

Monk has been out of work since June after being sacked by Birmingham City, following a row with the board over the club's transfer policy.

The former Swansea City, Leeds and Middlesbrough manager guided the Blues to 17th in the Sky Bet Championship last term.

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Meanwhile, Lincoln boss Danny Cowley denied he has held talks with Wednesday after being identified as a candidate for the vacant role.

Phil Parkinson, Gary Rowett, Sol Campbell and Tony Pulis are among those who have also been linked with the position.

1:28 Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave as he is linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley says only the 'perfect opportunity' would tempt him to leave as he is linked with the Sheffield Wednesday job

Former Owls boss Steve Bruce quit the Sky Bet Championship club in mid-July to join Newcastle, with Lee Bullen in charge at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Wednesday are currently 11th in the Championship table with three wins and three defeats after six matches.

Watch Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday live on Sky Sports Football on September 15; kick-off 12pm.

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Cowley denies Sheff Wed talks

Last Updated: 06/09/19 7:58am

Lincoln boss Danny Cowley has denied he has held talks with Sheffield Wednesday.

The 40-year-old, who did recently admit to discussions with Huddersfield after the clubs agreed compensation, admitted to being frustrated at the ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Hillsborough.

"It would be nice to put it behind me if I can, but you guys always seem to know more than I do," he told a press conference on Thursday.

"We have already spoken about Huddersfield. There has been no contact from Sheffield Wednesday.

"I can't control what people say or write. All I can do is control where my focus lies and that's fully on the game ahead against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday."

Huddersfield are on the hunt for a new boss after sacking Jan Siewert four games into the season, while the Owls are looking for a new manager after Steve Bruce quit to join Newcastle in mid-July.

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Cowley has become a candidate for jobs in higher divisions after more than three successful years at Sincil Bank, which has included returning the Imps to the English Football League in 2017 and then promotion to League One as League Two champions last season.


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