Report: SWFC looked at 4-time Champions League winner before appointing Darren Moore
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Report: SWFC looked at 4-time Champions League winner before appointing Darren Moore

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Sheffield Wednesday’s lengthy pursuit of a new manager is finally over as Darren Moore was appointed as the Owls’ new boss on Monday.

It took Wednesday over two months to appoint a new boss after sacking Tony Pulis, and as you can probably imagine, during that time they considered numerous options.

We’ve heard plenty of reports about the likes of Paul Cook and Thorsten Fink applying for the job, but The Athletic are now reporting that a more high-profile appointment was considered before Moore was appointed.

Indeed, the report states that Clarence Seedorf was considered as an option before the Doncaster Rovers boss was appointed.


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There’s quite a gulf in calibre between a man who used to be the AC Milan boss and the manager of Doncaster.

Seedorf has been linked to a number of jobs in the EFL in the past with the Dutch international reportedly coming close to being appointed as the Oldham Athletic manager a few years ago.

Big-name Champions League winning Dutch midfielders managing EFL clubs is nothing new, with Edgar Davids’ ill-fated spell at Barnet living long in the memory.

The prospect of Seedorf becoming Wednesday manager would have been interesting. After all, this is a man who won four Champions League trophies during his playing career, so he would have come with a lot of experience and a winning mentality.

Of course, Seedorf wasn’t appointed and the Darren Moore era is now set to begin.

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