Report: Ex-Wednesday man won’t be returning to Hillsborough despite links

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According to the Sheffield Star, ex-Wednesday player Wayne Jacobs won’t be returning to Hillsborough in a coaching capacity despite being linked with a job.

Darren Moore has worked closely with Jacobs in the past, with the former left-back acting as his assistant manager at West Brom.

Inevitably, Jacobs was linked with a move to Hillsborough after Moore’s appointment, but The Star are now reporting that a move isn’t on the cards.

Jacobs’ arrival would have made a lot of sense. After all, he’s Sheffield-born, and he’s even played for Wednesday, appearing for the club in the late 1980s.

9 May 1999: Bradford City players Wayne Jacobs and Darren Moore celebrate promotion to the FA Carling Premier League after the Nationwide Division One match against Wolverhampton Wanderers played at Molineux in Wolverhampton, England. The match finished in a 2-3 win to Bradford City. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

Moore’s old assistant has been linked with a move back to Hillsborough as of late, and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder only added fuel to the fire with his comments earlier this month.

“My mate Wayne Jacobs, who I knew since we played for Sheffield Boys, who’s his pal and might go in there with him. You’re putting our relationship at risk,” Wilder said.

However, it seems as though Wilder has been misled somewhere along the line, as the Star say that there’s nothing in place for Jacobs to join up with Moore.

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