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Sheffield Wednesday sack Garry Monk

Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday – Sky Bet Championship – AESSEAL New York Stadium
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Sheffield Wednesday have sacked manager Garry Monk.

Monk had been in charge of the Championship outfit for just over a year.

The Owls finished 16th last season and had just climbed off the bottom of the table last weekend after a points deduction for breaking EFL rules was halved from 12 points to six on appeal.

Saturday’s goalless draw with Millwall at Hillsborough proved to be Monk’s last game in charge of the club.

Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri told the club’s website: “I feel the time is right to make a change and I wish Garry and his team all the best for the future.

“I would like to say thank you for the time and effort Garry and his staff have committed to Sheffield Wednesday.”

Monk led Wednesday to a 16th-place finish last season

Monk led Wednesday to a 16th-place finish last season (Richard Sellers/PA)

Following their points deduction, Wednesday sit 23rd in the table and lost four consecutive league matches in October.

The Owls have managed just seven Championship wins under Monk since the start of 2020.

A club statement added: “Sheffield Wednesday have terminated the contracts of manager Garry Monk and his staff with immediate effect.

“Monk joined the Owls in September 2019 and has since overseen 58 games.”