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Jamie Smith: Who is Darren Moore's assistant and how has he ended up at Wednesday?

Sheffield Wednesday finally have a new manager, with Darren Moore’s arrival at Hillsborough confirmed earlier today.

The Owls parted ways with Tony Pulis back in December, and many names have been linked with the club since that decision.

Finally, Wednesday have their new man in place, with Moore leaving Doncaster Rovers to become Owls boss.

The move came out of nowhere, and Moore joins Wednesday alongside assistant Jamie Smith – a man Owls fans may not know all that well.

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With that in mind, let’s dig into Smith’s past and how he has now ended up as a very important part of Wednesday’s future.

Smith came through the ranks with Wolverhampton Wanderers, making 87 league appearances for the club during the 1990’s.

Primarily a full back, Smith moved on to Crystal Palace in 1997, racking up almost 150 league outings before leaving in 2004.

Spells with Bristol City, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons, Halesowen Town and Airbus UK followed, before Smith turned his hand to coaching.

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Smith was working with West Brom’s academy, which is where he become one of Moore’s most trusted men in the game.

Smith has history under Terry Venables, Kevin Keegan and Graham Taylor, whilst he worked with West Brom’s Under-18’s and Under-23’s before leaving to join Doncaster in 2019.

He became Moore’s assistant with Donny and now takes the same role with Wednesday, with his coaching career continuing to take steps forward.

Smith has a great background and is clearly very close with Moore, so Wednesday fans will be desperate to see them shine at Hillsborough having impressed together at Doncaster.

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