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.
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.