A manager whom several Sheffield Wednesday supporters wanted as Garry Monk’s replacement has found a new job.
Mick McCarthy’s name was widely touted by Owls fans on social as Wednesday’s poor run continued over the weekend.
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McCarthy, the experienced Barnsley-born boss, had been out of work since leaving his Republic of Ireland post earlier this year.
But he is officially off the market as of this morning, after being appointed the new man in charge of APOEL Nicosia.
APOEL, who announced last week that McCarthy was flying to Cyprus for talks about the role, are the current employers of Atdhe Nuhiu, the long-serving Kosovan striker who left Sheffield Wednesday at the end of his contract in July.
The former Owls loanee Ben Sahar is also on the club’s books.
Monk has led Wednesday to four straight league defeats, of which three were against perceived relegation rivals Luton Town, Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers.
And the 41-year-old’s team failed to score against any of those sides.
Monk was sworn in at Hillsborough 14 months ago, but despite having the Owls third at Christmas, his record since then is among the worst in the club’s history.