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Reliable source details surprise Sheffield Wednesday timeline as dust settles on key announcement

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Sheffield Wednesday made contact about a move for Darren Moore at the end of last week, according to Sheffield Star reporter Alex Miller.

The Owls took the decision to announce the appointment of the Doncaster Rovers boss early on Monday morning following a difficult run of fixtures.

While the Yorkshire club have struggled since the very start of the current campaign things had started to look up since the turn of the year with caretaker boss Neil Thompson started to build some steady momentum as they battled to avoid the drop.

However four defeats in their last four games seemingly forced owner Dejphon Chansiri into action.

Many could be forgiven for assuming that the decision to appoint Moore as manager came as a result of the weekend’s defeat to Luton Town, but according to Miller, that’s not quite true.

Writing for the Sheffield Star, he wrote: “The nature of Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat at Luton Town was not the catalyst for the Owls’ appointment of new manager Darren Moore, The Star understands.

“Wednesday first approached Doncaster Rovers for permission to speak to Moore on Friday, the day before they surrendered a 2-0 half-time lead to fall to a 3-2 defeat, their fourth on the spin in what is becoming an increasingly fraught Championship relegation battle.

“The dramatic defeat may well have accelerated matters, however, and Rovers were told of Moore’s interest in speaking with the Owls on Sunday morning. Things moved quickly and talks took place yesterday afternoon.”

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The verdict

This update will certainly be a surprise for many supporters.

Given how quickly this announcement has been made some would think that the decision to appoint Darren Moore was made as a result of Saturday’s defeat.

However this suggests that Chansiri had made the decision last week, meaning that the wheels were already in motion to appoint the Doncaster boss.


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