Chris Waddle wants Sheffield Wednesday to appoint one of their local rivals’ managers as boss.

It is coming up three weeks since Steve Bruce quit the post to join his beloved Newcastle United – another one of Waddle’s former clubs.

But the Owls are seemingly no closer to hiring Bruce’s permanent successor.

Lee Bullen has led the team for a third spell as caretaker and secured a 3-1 win at Reading on the Championship’s open day.

That has caused several of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion to champion Bullen’s appointment.

But it is not the Scot that Waddle would like to see in charge.

Responding to a fan who had asked for his preferred choice on Twitter, the popular ex-Wednesday winger said: “John Sheridan”.

Sheridan, who played alongside Waddle for four years at Hillsborough, is currently in his second spell as Chesterfield manager.

But while the Mancunian does have plenty of experience, he has only ever worked at League One level or lower.

The Chesterfield boss, Sheridan. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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