Sheffield Wednesday have sacked Garry Monk. The 41-year-old had been in charge of the Championship team for just over a year.
Wednesday finished 16th last season and had just climbed off the bottom of the table at the weekend after a points deduction for breaking EFL rules was halved from 12 points to six on appeal. Saturday’s goalless draw with Millwall at Hillsborough proved to be Monk’s last game in charge.
The Wednesday chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, told the club’s website: “I feel the time is right to make a change and I wish Garry and his team all the best. I would like to say thank you for the time and effort Garry and his staff have committed to Sheffield Wednesday.”
A club statement added: “Sheffield Wednesday have terminated the contracts of manager Garry Monk and his staff with immediate effect. Monk joined the Owls in September 2019 and has since overseen 58 games.”
Wednesday, who are one place off the bottom on goal difference, lost four consecutive league matches in October. They have managed only seven Championship wins under Monk since the start of 2020.