Darren Moore believes that he could have eventually led Sheffield Wednesday to the Premier League.

Darren Moore left his post as Sheffield Wednesday manager this summer, having guided the club to promotion to the Championship via the League One play-offs.

Few predicted that Moore wouldn’t still be in charge at Hillsborough Stadium at the start of this season when his side triumphed at Wembley Stadium to secure promotion. However, Moore parted ways with the Yorkshire club very soon after that momentous day.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Moore has stated that his departure came down to the fact that his vision for the Owls’ future differed to the ideas held by the club. Ultimately, this made his post in the Sheffield Wednesday dugout untenable.

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Moore makes Sheffield Wednesday promotion claim

However, Moore still feels a connection with the club, and regrets that he couldn’t stick around to achieve all the ambitions he had for the Owls. The 49-year-old wanted to take Sheffield Wednesday all the way to the Premier League, and when asked if he felt that he could have done so, Moore replied, “absolutely.”

He went on to state that, “when I first had my interview with the chairman that was the desire. The size and capacity of Sheffield Wednesday, it’s a club with wonderful history and tradition of playing in the top flight, a fan base as big as anybody, a passionate fan base that wants top-flight football…I think the club is perfectly poised to build on those solid foundations.”

As things stand, with Xisco Munoz now at the helm, Sheffield Wednesday are currently showing no signs of being capable of pushing for promotion to the Premier League. The Owls have lost their first three league games of the season, and Munoz is struggling to coax a cohesive performance out of his squad.

How much better Moore may or may not have done had he been in charge over the last few weeks is a matter for debate. However, the former manager’s promotion-teasing comments won’t be helpful for Munoz, who will find himself under significant pressure should he fail to improve results quickly.

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