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Two years of Darren Moore!

1 March 2023

Club News

Two years of Darren Moore!

1 March 2023

Owls manager Darren Moore celebrates his two-year milestone with the club today.

The gaffer stepped into the hot seat exactly two years ago and after signing his contract at Hillsborough, was straight down to business at Middlewood Road and taking his first training session.

Those two years have since flown by and the progress made under the gaffer and his staff is there for all to see.


A fourth-place finish in his first full season with 85 points was followed by a narrow defeat in the League One play-off semi-finals, which only served to further ignite the belief the gaffer has in the club and his squad.

A summer full of preparation and hard work then took place for the Owls to come back stronger and it’s fitting that on Moore’s anniversary, Wednesday sit top of the table and right in the mix for this promotion battle.

"I remember when myself and Jamie Smith arrived at the training ground for the first session I thought there's a good level of players here,” he said.


"But I always remember Barry Bannan saying to me 'gaffer, what are we going to do?'

“I said to him that we'll have an identity here and we'll play and develop understandings of the game and that's exactly what we've done.

"And I said we'll improve because of the work we do on the training ground. That was from day one, me talking to my skipper. Hopefully we've stayed true with those values and we'll continue to do so."

The positivity is flowing around S6 and the Owls have posted some remarkable numbers this season – breaking two long-standing club records for a league campaign in the last month alone.

Plenty of work lies ahead and when asked of his and the club’s achievements over the past two years, it’s very clear Moore only has one thing on his mind and that is to look forward and continue the work.


He continued: "As a club we've done nothing yet but what we have done is change the mood and temperament from everybody here.

“I'm pleased to witness that but what I reiterate is we've done nothing. From the outside looking in, it looks like we're a stable football club. For me, it's about keeping up the good work.

“The atmosphere around the place feels different. I'm thanking everybody because it has to be a joint effort. You need a buy-in and effort from everybody and we've had that, in turning this wonderful club around.”


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