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Sheffield Wednesday confirm appointment of 42 year old manager

Sheffield Wednesday finally confirm the appointment of 42 year old manager Xisco Muñoz as the club get set for pre-season.

The ex-Watford coach, who left Anorthosis Famagusta earlier this year, will take charge of the Owls with immediate effect, coming in to replace Darren Moore.

The Spaniard won promotion to the Premier League with Watford in 2020/21, and during a successful playing career, Muñoz lifted the Spanish league title and UEFA Cup with Valencia.

He moved into full-time management with Georgian outfit Dinamo Tbilisi in 2020, and guided Tbilisi to the Erovnuli Liga title in the same year before joining the Hornets in December 2020 and since been manager at the likes of Spanish side SD Huesca and Anorthosis Famagusta in the Cypriot top-flight.

CLUB STATEMENT:

Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to announce the appointment of Xisco Muñoz as our first team manager.

The Spaniard, who gained promotion to the Premier League with Watford in 2020/21, takes charge of the Owls with immediate effect.

Following a successful playing career, which included a La Liga title and UEFA Cup triumph with Valencia in 2003/04, Muñoz moved into full-time management with Georgian outfit Dinamo Tbilisi in 2020.

The 42-year-old guided Tbilisi to the Erovnuli Liga title in the same year before joining the Hornets in December 2020.

Muñoz was awarded the Championship Manager of the Month in March 2021 after five straight victories and went on to gain automatic promotion at Vicarage Road.

The former winger has since had managerial stints with Spanish side SD Huesca and Anorthosis Famagusta in the Cypriot top-flight.

Welcome to Hillsborough, Xisco!

Here’s what fans said as Sheffield Wednesday confirm the appointment of 42 year old manager Xisco Muñoz…

@J_swfc1867: Just good vibes. Let’s go

@andymcelwaine: Welcome to Hillsborough Xisco. Big job ahead of you. Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the table.

@IanSWFC80: Let’s get some players in now and push on! Best of luck!

@swfcjohn2: Welcome to the massive Munoz

@tommyuto: GET BEHIND THE LAD, LETS DO THISSSSSS

@Big_Dave91: Come on you blue and white wizards ! We go again 💪💪😐

@ChrisTu33799970: Who ever is appointed they get criticised so don’t get carried away one way or the other give the man a chance and we will see WAWAW

@YahYah_Gunn: Decent appointment I think, I’m happy with that.

@mvrander: Let’s all have a Xisco, let’s all have a Xisco, na na na nar

@JoeKneale582: Xisco Disco 🕺🏻

@DecBirch2: panic at the xisco

@BreeseCallum: Happy with this appointment. Plays exciting attacking football and got Watford promoted. Let’s get behind him guys!

@DanielLairdSWFC: Glad that’s sorted, let’s push on with preparations now and build for a good season

@davegurd33: Welcome Xisco. Let’s get behind the new gaffer. Thanks as always to Darren and his team, but time to move on and back the new man 🔵⚪️🦉

@shellbell1471: Welcome to Hillsborough! Here’s hoping to a good season 😁

@Josh_S_Gregory: If you can’t be positive about this appointment then give your head a wobble! Guy has a promotion to PL on his CV, considering who we were linked with we’ve got to be happy #swfc

@LiamOttewell: See how he fairs in at least a few months in before judging his appointment now let’s crack on and sign some players #swfc

@swfcjohn2: I’m happy with this appointment of Munoz #swfc. Chansiri has banged his only 2 brain cells together

@RocketOwl1986: X I S C O, X I S C O (Di Canio song) Welcome to the club and best of luck #swfc

@THEsharpey: delighted we have a manager as I thought it was a long way off. At least we can prepare for preseason now. He’s got a promotion on his CV and Darren didn’t have that when we appointed him. Understand concern about him bouncing around all over the place. Looks a cheap option #swfc

@brettd76: I’m not overawed by the new manager but he has to be given time no good getting on his back before he’s even taken a training session. #SWFC

@swfcsampo: i’m very behind this appointment, up the spanish owls 🇪🇸 #swfc

@lucyjenko1: Absolutely hate our fanbase sometimes, how are you possibly already hating him? Literally know his name and nothing else 😂 can’t decide if some people love this club or not … bizarre responses #swfc #munozball

@paulandrews22: Hope he proves me massively wrong but we might as well start searching now for the next manager. Gone in 6 months like every other club he’s managed #swfc

@e_swfc: Get behind him. Bit risky for me and aligns with what the chairman has said regarding wanting to aim for promotion from the off (that isn’t the strategy I agree with, but will get behind regardless). #swfc

@1RobMitch: Glad it’s over and we can get on with planning. #swfc

@owlsndat: Get a cerveza down ya and get behind him, right bunch of whinging fannys our fans #SWFC

@The_SWFC_Wills: Some reyt negative bastards on here does my head in 😂 give the guy a chance get behind him and the lads #swfc

@AdzOsowski: So we appoint a manager with credibility in achieving promotion from the Championship, yet we still have the army of moaners. I would have hated to see the uproar if we appointed Paul Ince 😂 #swfc

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