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I go back with my team

12 January 2024

Club News

I go back with my team

12 January 2024

Owls manager Danny Röhl is looking forward to his return to St Mary’s on Saturday.

It was at Southampton where Danny gained his first taste of football in England and the German coach says he has fond memories of his time in Hampshire.

Ahead of his first visit back to the South Coast club, Danny says he is thankful for his time with the Saints and will relish making the trip this weekend with his team.

“For me it was the important step in my career,” the manager explained.


“After nine years in Leipzig, it was a great time but there was a moment to decide what could the next step be for me.

“I left Leipzig after a successful time but I had the opportunity to be an assistant coach in the Premier League with Ralph Hassenhuttl and it was fantastic.

“It was in this time I found my love for English football, to be part of English football was fantastic and this was a big reason why I am back now in the UK.

“Football in England is special, the supporters love the game so much.

“I am looking forward to going back to Southampton, it was a great time. I say thank you to all the people there for the time I had and now I come back but with my team and it’s about us showing what we can do.

“Hopefully we take something from there.”


Southampton are on an outstanding run of resistance in the Championship after a patchy start to the season.

Unbeaten in the last 18 league games, the Saints are showing their automatic promotion credentials.

The Owls, though, are in good form too.

With five wins from our previous eight Championship outings, Wednesday have made big strides towards the second tier safety line.

After a busy week in S6, including the arrivals of James Beadle and Iké Ugbo, Danny will have some decisions to ponder in terms of keeping our good run going.

He continued: “I think we will change our squad in the weeks for sure because if you bring in new players then it is not possible that everybody can play the same time.

“We will have some movements and I have told my players it is about being respectful, being fair and being honest with each other.

“If you do that, we can look into each other’s eyes and say what is the best for our club, what is the best for the players as well and make the decisions together.

“There are some players in the squad who didn’t play in the past, they are still hungry in training, they have a lot of energy and they are a part of the team and that is fantastic.”

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