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Sheffield Wednesday Appoint Danny Rohl As New Boss

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Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have officially announced the appointment of 34-year-old German coach, Danny Rohl, as their new Head Coach.

The coaching prodigy has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with The Owls, keeping him contracted to the club until the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

Rohl has become the youngest manager to ever lead an EFL club, having never been a first-team manager or Head Coach to date but has been on the coaching staff of several teams.

After a short playing career with FC Sachsen Leipzig II and FC Eilenburg, he began his coaching career in 2011 as an assistant coach with RB Leipzig’s U16 side. He then worked with the U17 side before returning to a previous role of a video analyst, working with RB Leipzig’s first-team manager Alexander Zorniger in 2014.

He also worked alongside the likes of Achim Beierlorzer, Ralf Rangnick and Ralph Hasenhuttl with the German club before following Hasenhuttl to Southampton in the Premier League as his assistant coach.

He was a part of Niko Kovac’s coaching staff at Bayern Munich before becoming assistant coach to Hansi Flick with the Bavarians as they won the treble in 2021 before joining Flick as assistant with the German national side until Flick’s sacking from Die Mannschaft last month after a 4-1 defeat at home to Japan.

He replaces former Watford boss Xisco Munoz at Hillsborough with the Yorkshire club sitting rock-bottom in the Championship, having managed just three draws and eight defeats in their opening eleven matches after they parted company with Darren Moore in the summer, despite the former West Brom and Doncaster manager leading them to promotion via the playoffs last season.

Rohl enters a club whereby the owners, Dephjon Chansiri, has said he will stop putting money into the club, albeit that claim has seemingly already been worked back upon given he has sacked and appointed a manager since then.

Rohl’s first game in charge of his new side will be at Vicarage Road as they take on another struggling side, Watford, on Saturday 21st October.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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