Moore confirmed as Owls boss

01 March 2021 21:13:40 GMTPlus10

Darren Moore has been confirmed as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday after leaving League One Doncaster.

The 46-year-old has been entrusted with dragging the Owls out of relegation trouble but faces a tough task as they are six points adrift of safety with only Wycombe below them in the table.

Wednesday have not been helped by the effects of a six-point deduction, which they were handed at the start of the season, and they have lost their last four Championship matches.

The Owls will be looking to arrest that slide against South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham on Wednesday and have put their faith in the former West Brom boss, who made three appearances for Jamaica in a career that included spells at Bradford, Portsmouth, Derby and Barnsley.

Andy Butler will take over at Doncaster with Rovers well placed to make a promotion push in the last couple of months of the season.

They are sixth in League One and while they are eight points beneath the automatic-promotion places, they have two games in hand on many of their rivals.

However, Butler will have to deal with a slump that has seen Rovers lose four of their last five games.

Rovers chairman David Blunt could not hide his anger at Moore's decision to move to Hillsborough.

He 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."

The Owls are back in action on Wednesday when they play host to Rotherham and the hosts are 2.40 to claim the spoils, while the draw is priced at 3.25 and the Millers are available at 3.00.

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