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It is now September and we are still in the early days of the EFL season, but in the Championship there have already been a couple of managerial movements. We’ve already seen the first sacking in the division from Huddersfield Town by saying goodbye to Jan Siewart just four games in, let’s hope the side can improve their performances and get some points on the board before they endure two relegations in two seasons. The Championship betting odds haven’t altered and still have the Terriers down as one of the relegated sides come May 2020 with odds of 5:2.
As previously discussed, the Terriers said goodbye to their head coach Jan Siewart on the 16th August this year after he had spent 207 days with the club. The 36-year-old German managed to claim just one win in seven months, which included 19 games. After taking over in dire circumstances in January 2019, it was hoped he would save the club from relegation in the Premier League, but unfortunately he failed to do so. Although his start to the season was short, it was also bleak, with a loss in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City and defeat in the league against Fulham. The club wasn’t taking any chances and immediately sacked the head coach, seeking new blood.
The club is yet to officially sign someone else to lead them for the remainder of the season but are currently sitting at the depths of the Championship table. There have been rumours of Nigel Adkins signing for the club but they are yet to amount to anything. Will they manage to start a resurgence before the Christmas period hits in a couple of months? We doubt it.
The Owls managed to lose their manager in the close season to Newcastle United. Understandably, it was a great opportunity for Steve Bruce, who resigned after spending half a season at Hillsborough and pushing the side to finish 12th at the end of the season. Understandably for the club and the fans, the whole situation left a bit of a sour taste in their mouths as they were left searching for a new manager who could continue the success.
Introducing Garry Monk, the ex-Birmingham City manager. Monk played for The Owls during a loan spell in the 2002-03 season, suggesting he already knows a fair amount about the club and how they work. Joining The Owls means that Monk is now in charge of his fifth team in the second tier of football - all of which are still in the division. The 40-year-old was recently sacked after just 15 months in charge at The Blues, so let’s hope that he is now ready to take on the challenge of promotion that Wednesday will undoubtedly be looking to achieve.
In all football leagues, rumours surround the clubs which are sitting towards the bottom of each division. In the Championship, Stoke City, Wigan Athletic and Barnsley all lie at the wrong end of the table. They might be looking to make some changes in the coming months if there are no signs of improvement. Will they change their managerial personnel or will the changes be made on the pitch in the January transfer window?