Former Bristol City manager Lee Johnson would be interested in the vacant Sheffield Wednesday job, but doesn’t want to rush back into management, according to the Sheffield Star.
Johnson has been out of a job since his four-and-half-year spell at Ashton Gate ended back in July, following the Robins’ failure to finish inside the play-off places.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s search for a new manager is well underway after Garry Monk was sacked on Monday evening after leading the Owls to just three wins from their opening 11 Championship matches, which left them two points from safety.
Paul Cook, Tony Pulis, Phil Neville and even former Southend United boss Sol Campbell have been touted as potential replacements for Monk, and now 39-year-old Johnson’s hat has been thrown into the ring.
But the Sheffield Star believe that whilst the Wednesday job does appeal to Johnson, the ex-Barnsley boss is taking a break from football and has rejected offers from European clubs since leaving Bristol City.
Here, we’ve been looking at how Wednesday fans have been reacting to Johnson’s name being mentioned on social media.
Check some of the best replies on Twitter below:
I'd rather have a complete unknown than the same old championship managerial merry go round
— Adam Tollerfield (@Tollers1) November 10, 2020
That's the strongest indication yet that the dismissal of Monk was *not* part of a plan already in place for someone else to take over almost immediately?
— Peter A. Løhmann (@ploehmann) November 10, 2020
No no no he was stealing a living at city
— Jon Wakefield (@jon_wakefield) November 10, 2020
— Caspar_swfc_ (@CasparSwfc) November 10, 2020
Understand former Bristol City boss Lee Johnson could be receptive to any approach from Sheffield Wednesday, but that he is keen not to rush into his next job.
He is one of many to have been 'very tentatively' sounded-out.
— Alex Miller (@AlexMiller91) November 10, 2020
— Dan (@DJisatwit) November 10, 2020
try someone different it’s always same old crop🥱 https://t.co/Zb5EkBEhyu
— Lewis (@LewisNixon06) November 10, 2020
I’d be satisfied with that. https://t.co/50tg6RpNoA
— Ben Woodcock (@Ben_Woody23) November 10, 2020
Get him in https://t.co/VR4dAosMaB
— Kyle Hall (@KyleHall27) November 10, 2020