This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Sheffield Wednesday fan pundit Adam Broomhead has pointed out the positives to his club appointing Garry Monk as their new manager.
The Owls confirmed his arrival as Steve Bruce’s successor on Friday afternoon after he was sacked by Birmingham City at the end of last season, and Broomhead is confident that he has the attributes necessary to succeed in the Steel City.
“One of the main positives about bringing Monk to Hillsborough is once again the experience he has in this league and the fact he is still only young for a manager,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“We need a manager with experience and someone who can bring new ideas to the club.
“Monk has a good, strong squad to work with and he seems to be excellent with getting the best out of players so hopefully he can bring this to Hillsborough.
“He also has Premier League experience with Swansea where he did a solid job in his first season, guiding them to 8th and a record points tally.
“He seems to be a manager that engages with the fans very well, which all Wednesday fans will appreciate, and seems keen on keeping a togetherness between the club and the fans.”
Wednesday will be the fifth side the 40-year-old has managed in his career, following on from Swansea, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Birmingham.
He was sacked as Blues manager in the summer, despite leading them to an impressive 17th place finish in a campaign that included a nine-point deduction in March.
Wednesday currently sit in 11th place after a mixed-bag of a start under Lee Bullen’s temporary leadership, winning three and losing three during their opening six matches.
Monk’s first match will come against Huddersfield Town this weekend and he will be looking to help them back to winning ways.