- Darren Moore led Sheffield Wednesday to promotion from League One three weeks ago
- The manager has left the club by what has been termed as mutual agreement by both parties
- Moore led the Owls to playoffs final victory against Barnsley to earn promotion to the Sky Bet Championship
Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has departed from the club by mutual agreement, just three weeks after leading the team to promotion from League One. This decision comes as a surprise to many, considering the recent success of the Owls under Moore’s guidance. The club confirmed that Moore’s backroom staff have also left, indicating a significant shift in the coaching structure at Sheffield Wednesday.
The announcement was made by Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri, who expressed that both parties believed it was the right time to part ways. Chansiri acknowledged the unique journey the club had experienced with Moore at the helm and emphasized the immense respect they held for each other on both personal and professional levels. He thanked Moore for his dedication and commitment to Sheffield Wednesday, stating that he would always be welcome at Hillsborough.
Moore’s tenure at Sheffield Wednesday spanned over two years and was characterized by notable achievements. Most recently, he guided the team to promotion from League One through the playoffs. The Owls secured a memorable 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the play-off final, overcoming a significant first-leg deficit against Peterborough in the semi-finals. This remarkable comeback showcased Moore’s ability to rally the team and instil a fighting spirit.
Chairman Chansiri now faces the task of finding a suitable replacement for Moore, as the club prepares for the challenges of the Championship in the upcoming season. The search for a new manager has already begun, with the aim of maintaining the team’s upward trajectory and building on the recent success.
Reflecting on his time at Sheffield Wednesday, Moore expressed his gratitude to Chairman Chansiri for providing him with the opportunity to manage the club. He highlighted the shared determination between himself and the chairman to bring Sheffield Wednesday back to the Championship. Moore expressed his satisfaction in achieving this goal and expressed his hope for the continued development of the club, ultimately aiming to lead them back to the Premier League.
The departure of Moore marks a significant transition for Sheffield Wednesday, as they bid farewell to a manager who played a pivotal role in their recent successes. Moore took charge of the team in March 2021 when they were facing relegation from the Championship. Although they were eventually relegated that season, Moore’s impact was evident as they set a club record of 23 league games unbeaten before their defeat to Barnsley in March.
The announcement of Moore’s departure leaves a void in the leadership of Sheffield Wednesday, but it also presents an opportunity for the club to embark on a new chapter. The incoming manager will inherit a team that has shown resilience and determination under Moore’s guidance. The goal will be to continue building on this foundation, strengthen the squad, and compete at a high level in the Championship.
As the search for a new manager commences, Sheffield Wednesday supporters will eagerly await the appointment of a successor who can build upon the progress made under Darren Moore. The club’s faithful fans will hope for a seamless transition and a bright future as they navigate the challenges of the Championship and strive to fulfil their dreams of returning to the Premier League.