After Sheffield Wednesday suffered a heavy defeat at home to Norwich City at the weekend, there have been many questions raised about the future of manager Jos Luhukay’s future at the club.
The Owls have been struggling in recent weeks and have slipped to 17th in the Championship table after four straight defeats, in a bitterly disappointing campaign so far for Sheffield Wednesday supporters.
Former Ipswich Town boss, Mick McCarthy, has recently been linked with the job at Hillsborough and has spoken out for the first time since the speculation.
In an interview with beIN Sports in the Middle East, McCarthy kept his cards close to his chest, but did admit his displeasure at being linked with the job at Hillsborough, whilst Luhukay is still in charge of the club.
‘Well I’m here, as you know, so there’s not a lot I can do about it,’ he said.
‘There’s a guy in charge there, Jos Luhukay, and I’m sure he’s feeling down enough after yesterday’s defeat without having to read about speculation about others.
‘I don’t like being speculated about while there’s a guy in the job.’
There had previously been rumours that the 59-year-old had been considering retiring from management after leaving Ipswich in April 2018, but McCarthy was keen to dismiss those rumours.
‘I’m not in retirement, no,’ he said.
‘I’ve made it clear since I’m going back to work if and when I’m fortunate to get the call.’
McCarthy would be an excellent appointment for Sheffield Wednesday, if Jos Luhukay is to be dismissed as manager of the Owls.
I’m never in favour of speculation linking a manager into a club, whilst there is still someone in charge, but results speak for themselves and with Sheffield Wednesday seemingly making a rapid slide down the table, a new boss could be needed as quickly as possible.
McCarthy could be the motivator that the Owls squad have needed to fire them up and help motivate an underperforming side that should arguably, be challenging for a play-off spot this season.