Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley has revealed that Sheffield Wednesday did not make contact with Lincoln City over the possibility of him taking over at Hillsborough.
The 40-year-old brought his three-year association with the Imps to end yesterday as he joined the Terriers following speculation linking him with a number of different roles this summer.
The Owls, who had been without a manager since Steve Bruce’s decision to take over at Newcastle United in July, were thought to be interested in Cowley earlier this month (via Sky Sports).
However, chairman Dejphon Chansiri instead opted to hire Garry Monk as Wednesday’s new boss last Friday following back-to-back defeats in the Championship.
Speaking to The Star about whether there had been an approach from the Owls, Cowley said: “There was lots of interest and lots of speculation which I think is credit to Lincoln City and what we did there.
“There was lots of speculation in the summer, and there’s been a lot of speculation this time around.
“There was no contact from Sheffield Wednesday with Lincoln City.”
Monk will take charge of his first Owls game on Sunday when they head to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Cowley’s Huddersfield in the Championship.
A victory for Wednesday could see them move into the top five in the second-tier standings depending on results elsewhere.
Having denied that he had ever been in contact with the Owls over the recent vacancy at Hillsborough, Cowley will now be aiming to steer the Terriers to safety this season.
Meanwhile, Monk will also be wanting to achieve a relative amount of success in the Championship with the Owls over the coming months.
If the former Birmingham boss can hit the ground running with his new club, there is no reason why Wednesday cannot challenge for a top-six finish at the very least.