Upon his 2021 arrival at Sheffield Wednesday, former Owls boss Darren Moore was ‘among the three lowest-paid managers’ in the division, as per The Star.

Sheffield Wednesday appointed Moore from Doncaster Rovers in March 2021. He’d go on to have a relatively successful two-year spell in charge, returning Sheffield Wednesday to the Championship after a two-year hiatus in League One.

He was gearing up for this 2023/24 season in the second tier but back in June, Moore made a sudden exit from the club.

It was later claimed by owner Dejphon Chansiri that Moore was asking for a four-fold wage increase and a long-term contract, with Chansiri could not provide, forcing the two to part ways.

Yesterday, Moore gave an exclusive interview to Sky Sports in which he discussed his exit from Sheffield Wednesday, with the 49-year-old say that money was not a deciding factor in his Hillsborough exit.

And since then, The Star have revealed some interesting facts about Moore’s Wednesday pay, revealing that he was among the three lowest paid bosses in the Championship upon taking the Wednesday job in 2021.

The same report also adds that Moore has his salary cut upon relegation to League One at the end of the 2020/21 season and that this apparent four-fold wage increase ‘would still have had him amongst the lowest-paid managers in the Championship’, as per League Managers’ Association indications revealed by The Star.

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Low pay, but why?

Sheffield Wednesday are a huge club with a huge fan base. For Moore to be earning so little compared to his Championship counterparts is rather shocking, and to then hear that the apparent four-fold increase in his wages would still have had him among the lowest-paid is even more so.

It’s understandable why he left if his pay was so low, and it’s another facet to the Chansiri story that sheds a light on how tough of a managerial position it is at Hillsborough.

Xisco Munoz has taken on an incredibly tough and, seemingly, low-paid job, so credit has to be given to him for doing so.

It’s been a tough start but the Spaniard remains positive, with his side returning to action against Cardiff City this weekend.

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