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Report: Prospective new Owls manager Vladimir Ivic decides against pursuing Hillsborough job

According to The Sun on Sunday (24/01, p59), Vladimir Ivic has opted against pursuing the Sheffield Wednesday job after deciding against a quick return to English football.

The Serb only joined Watford in the summer but lasted less than three months as he was sacked despite the Hornets sitting in the Championship’s top six.

Ivic has plenty of experience and emerged as a contender for vacant Owls job.

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According to the latest from The Sun, however, Ivic isn’t keen on a quick return to management in England and will pass up the opportunity to take the reins at Hillsborough.

Wednesday are currently looking for their third manager of the season.

Garry Monk started the campaign in charge but lost his job after a disappointing start.

Tony Pulis was hired as Monk’s successor but lasted just 45 days before the Welshman was dismissed with a record of just one victory in nine Championship games.

Neil Thompson has taken charge on an interim basis and Wednesday have improved, winning back-to-back Championship games while defeating Exeter City in the FA Cup third round.

Thompson has seemingly made an impression. According to journalist Alan Biggs, the former U23 boss is in the frame to remain in charge until the end of the season.

Wednesday, however, must make a decision soon if they are to save their season.

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Despite an improvement in form, the Owls remain second bottom of the Championship and six points from safety following Derby County’s win at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Paul Cook is also a contender and seemingly a popular candidate with supporters, but The Sun add that there are divided opinions among owner Dejphon Chansiri and his advisors.

Also see: ‘I was let go’: £25m Everton man shares story of Sheffield Wednesday rejection

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