Connect with us


Sheffield Wednesday sack manager after 10 games in charge amid worst start in club history

Sheffield Wednesday sack manager Xisco Muñoz after just 10 games in charge amid the worst start in the history of the club.

The Spaniard’s backroom staff have also left the club with immediate effect with the Owls sitting bottom of the Championship table with two points from 10 games played.

In total, Xisco managed his side to two draws and eight league defeats along with two cup draws to League Two opposition (winning one and losing one on penalties).


Sheffield Wednesday have parted company with Xisco Muñoz, who leaves Hillsborough with immediate effect.

Xisco’s backroom staff – Miguel Munoz, Miguel Gomila, Roberto Cuesta Roman and Antonello Brambilla – also depart the club.

Under-21s manager Neil Thompson will take the team for Saturday’s home game against Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

The Owls would like to thank Xisco and his staff for their services and wish them well for the future.

The process to appoint a new manager is now underway and we will make no further comment at this time.

This comes just hours after West Brom beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night with John Swift scoring the first-half winner for the Baggies.

“I’m very disappointed,” Xisco said. “We tried to change the formation, change the players.

“I think the players gave 100%, we received the goal and after that we had chances but it was very, very difficult for us to score.

“The difference in the Championship is these details and when you have individual mistakes, you have this problem.

“The team gave 100% to the very last minutes even though we are with one player less because of injury to Akin.

“I understand the fans and I understand the disappointment.

“It is very difficult. One of the most important things in the Championship is trying to have clean sheets. In the last game we received goals through set pieces and today with one action, they have a striker in the box, we have three players but the first shot is a goal.

“We need to improve a lot of things to try to have a more consistent performance. It’s hard for me, it’s hard for the staff, the players, the fans – everybody.

“It’s tough and all we can do is stick together and work hard to try to change the situations and try to put positive things in place.

“I know how the players are working, how they feel the pressure, we try to give all the best for them but right now we are in a very tough moment.

“I can say I am so sorry for the fans, it is very hard for them and we need to continue working to change the situation.”

Here’s how fans reacted as Sheffield Wednesday sack their manager after 10 games in charge amid the worst start in club history…

@philcooper15: Good riddance to the worst manager my team have ever had #swfc

@jackburley77: could be a golden opportunity for chansiri to build bridges if he can spend up on a good manager and reform his club, another bad appointment and hell will open up! #swfc

@ConorHill9: This next appointment is arguably the biggest in my time following Wednesday…. in walks unknown foreign yes man #swfc

@CortonJoss: Our best result of the season so far that 🤣 #SWFC

@Neil78266547: Just remember clueless said he was the best candidate…. Whoever could be next 🤦‍♂️ #swfc

@ToddSiddons: 10 games to late. Next appointment needs to be massive, let’s lay some proper foundations and build an identity from first Xl down to the young ens in the academy 🦉 #swfc

@Beastie_: For the first time in yonks Wednesday fans are excited. We can get excited about a new #swfc manager and safe in the knowledge he cannot be worse than the one leaving.

@BreeseCallum: Warnock at Wednesday it is then #swfc. Amazing most Wednesday fans would happily like him since they’re a desperate bunch. Hardly surprising as he is gonna be appointed by a stubborn owner who still receives money from fans.

@_Andy__Lee: If DC wants to take any semblance of sense and wants to take the heat off then hes already got a replacement lined up. If not you’re wide open for criticism old boy #swfc

@deanrowdingswfc: If Chansiri want’s fans back on side don’t let the same people who have advised you to waste millions on shite & maybe get better advice 🤷🏻‍♂️ #swfc

@Stento1867: Thank god he’s gone. Marv best get the 1st flight back. We might actually see a LB Playing LB on Saturday. And Windass and Baz will all of a sudden be fit. #swfc

@Jayroper9Jamie: That could just well save our season thank fuck for that! A sensible appointment going forward please Chansiri #swfc

@steve_noonan: Next Manager appointment is simple in terms of aims for this season. 4th from bottom. That’s our ambition. Get this season fucked off and reset. It’s as big an ask as setting them a target for play offs #swfc

@philcooper15: Good riddance to the worst manager my team have ever had #swfc

@lukepeo1867: Thank fuck for that

@teddyatswfc: Worst start in football league history. 2 points from 30. 7 points from safety good as 8 with GD after 10 games. 5 goals scored 18 conceded. Worst manager and squad of players I’ve seen in 30 + years of watching us. Congratulations Chansiri Paxiao and Xisco for killing #swfc

@dbowler17: He’s had his 10 games now. Shown us fuck all but misery. No direction. No identity. Time to go now Xisco #swfc

@RichieMac69: How the fuck has xisco had 10 league games in charge! Saw it preseason and still seeing it now!! Absolute shambles! Clueless 😡 #swfc

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Championship