Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore says that he hopes to eventually return to football management, but that he’s waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
Moore, 49, left Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the summer. He leaves with one of the best win ratios of all former Sheffield Wednesday bosses, and on the back of promotion from League One as well.
His exit was a sudden one and it left many shocked. Xisco Munoz has since been appointed as Wednesday boss and he’s had a tough start to life at the club, with the Owls winless in their opening three Championship fixtures.
But speaking in a recent interview with Sky Sports, Moore has discussed his exit from the club and his own future ambitions, saying on a potential, eventual, return to the dugout:
“You always want it to be the right one, and you always want the right one to come… where your ambitions are met really, in terms of that going forward. So absolutely, you’d want that one, and hopefully that opportunity will come.”
Moore had spells in charge of West Brom and Doncaster Rovers before his arrival at Wednesday in 2021.
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And he had relative success with both clubs, eventually leaving with strong win ratios at either side; though his Wednesday spell is his crowning jewel as manager so far, with Moore having won more than half of his games at the helm.
Moore to return, but when, and where?
Moore certainly remains an attractive, available manager.
His stock is high following last season and expect him to be one of the first names linked with managerial vacancies when they inevitably start to open up towards the end of the year.
There’ll be top end League One clubs looking at him and teams in the Championship too, but where he’ll eventually end up remains anyone’s guess.
As Moore pointed out, he wants a job that’s right for him. Whether he’ll find another club with the stature of Wednesday remains to be seen, but in Wednesday, Moore’s expectations for a club have perhaps been set.
Sheffield Wednesday return to action v Cardiff City this weekend.