Sheffield Wednesday has confirmed that manager Darren Moore has left the club by mutual consent. In spite of the club’s success in returning to League Two after two seasons in League One, Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri declared on the team website that “both parties” believed Moore should leave the company. Even though Moore’s Owls squad finished with 96 points in League One the previous season, they were unable to advance because Ipswich and Plymouth got 98 and 101 points, respectively. They overcame a 4-0 deficit from their play-off semifinal first leg against Peterborough in an amazing comeback to get to Wembley, where they defeated Barnsley 1-0 in extra time on May 29.
“Both sides agree that the time has come for us to split ways. Sheffield Wednesday and the journey under Darren Moore have been exceptional in many aspects and have always been a collective effort. We both agree that in the football industry, journeys come to an end, and this is that moment,” Chairman Dejphon Chansiri said. “We have a great deal of respect for one another on a personal and professional level, and I want to express my gratitude to Darren for his devotion and commitment to our team. Hillsborough will always be happy to have Darren.”
“Nobody anticipated this to occur or saw it coming. The majority of the credit for their promotion went to Darren Moore, particularly for the successful season Sheff Wed had. In any other season, 96 points would have been sufficient to advance them,” Tim Thornton said. “Captain Barry Bannan spoke about how Darren Moore had orchestrated their comeback throughout the playoffs and their astonishing reversal. He also discussed the drama that ensued when Josh Windass scored the game-winning goal at Wembley in the last seconds. Moore’s image had improved, therefore it’s intriguing that the statement claims that all sides agree that now is the ideal moment for Moore to go. After the game at Wembley, when everyone was excited for the next season, there was definitely no feeling of that. Sheffield Wednesday is now in a very challenging position as a result.”
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