Managers

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Brian Laws
November 6, 2006

Took over on the back of Sean McCauley's brilliant start. Took Wednesday to within sight of a play off place then hit a barren period before another surge at the end again took Wednesday to within a smidge of a play off place.
The start of 2007/8 was the worst in Wewdnesday's history.
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Sean McAuley
October 19, 2006
November 6, 2006

Caretaker manager for a handful of managers, none of which were lost.

Sean McAuley Sean became Sheffield Wednesday’s Academy Manager in 2006, stepping up from his previous role as Assistant Manager for the Clubs 9–16s age groups. A vastly experienced professional, Sean’s 14-year career included spells at Man Utd, St Johnstone, Hartlepool Utd, Scunthorpe Utd and Rochdale.
Paul Sturrock
September 23, 2004
October 19, 2006
Fondly remembered by most Wednesdaites, Sturrock lead Wednesday to promotion, and their only glimmer of light in a decade. The team then struggled and only avoided relegation with a good run at the end of the season. Appeared to suffer from a poor relationship with Chairman, Dave Allen, and after a poor start to the following season, was controversially sacked despite just signing a new 3 year contract.

Wednesday sack manager Sturrock
Paul Sturrock
Sturrock took over at Wednesday in 2004
Sheffield Wednesday have parted company with manager Paul Sturrock less than a month after he signed a new contract.
The Owls are struggling in 21st place in the Championship and were thrashed 4-0 by Colchester on Wednesday. "Our league position says it all," Wednesday chairman Dave Allen told the club website. "In spite of strengthening the squad this year, we have not made the desired progress and, to that end, we need a change in the coaching staff." Sturrock joined the Owls in 2004 and committed to the Hillsborough club until the summer of 2010 in a new deal last month.
(from the BBC, Thursday, 19 October 2006)

Chris Turner November 9, 2002 September 19, 2004
Not a great success!
Took us to relegation in his first season, narrowly avoided relegation to the basement in his second season, sacked in his third seasons.
Bill Green/David Burrows October 31, 2002 November 9, 2002

Terry Yorath October 17, 2001 October 31, 2002
Resigned after loss to Millwall, and a suggestion from a female fan that he should go.
Peter Shreeves February 12, 2001 October 17, 2001
resigned after poor start to season
Paul Jewell June 21, 2000 February 12, 2001
sacked after abysmal season
Peter Shreeves March 21, 2000 June 21, 2000
caretaker manager

Danny Wilson July 6, 1998 March 21, 2000
sacked after abysmal season
Ron Atkinson November 14, 1997 May 17, 1998
Board refused to extend his contract
David Pleat June 14, 1995 November 3, 1997
Sacked after poor start

Trevor Francis June 17, 1991 May 20, 1995



Ron Atkinson February 14, 1989 June 6, 1991
left to manage Villa

Peter Eustace October 28, 1988 February 14, 1989
sacked after abysmal season
Howard Wilkinson June 24, 1983 October 10, 1988



Maurice Setters May 27, 1983 June 24, 1983
caretaker manager

Jack Charlton October 8, 1977 May 27, 1983
resigned after got bored

Len Ashurst October 15, 1975 October 5, 1977
sacked with club at foot of third division
Steve Burtenshaw January 29, 1974 October 1, 1975
succesfully steered team to worst season in history - sacked
Derek Dooley January 1, 1971 December 24, 1973
sacked by Board on Xmas Eve - the Bastards
Danny Williams July 1, 1969 January 1, 1971
sacked with clubnear foot of second division
Jack Marshall February 1, 1968 April 1, 1969
sacked - but team just got worse
Alan Brown August 1, 1964 July 31, 1968
Didn't renew his contract

Vic Buckingham May 1, 1961 March 1, 1964
not offered new contract

Harry Catterick August 1, 1958 April 30, 1961
buggered off to Everton

Eric Taylor April 1, 1942 July 31, 1958
moved upstairs

Jimmy McMullan December 1, 1937 April 1, 1942
not offered new contract during war
Billy Walker December 1, 1933 November 30, 1937
resigned after run in with shareholders
Robert Brown June 1, 1920 December 1, 1933
Resigned when ill but stiffed out 2 years later
Arthur Dickinson August 1, 1891 May 31, 1920
Resigned after board room bust up

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