Sheffield Wednesday have unveiled Jos Luhukay as their new head coach.

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Reports in England earlier on Friday stated that the Dutchman was the favourite to take over at the Championship side. Later in the day, Sheffield Wednesday confirmed that Luhukay had been appointed as the successor to Carlos Carvehal, who was sacked last month.

Luhukay had spells in charge of Paderborn, Borussia Monchengladbach, Augsburg, Hertha Berlin and most recently Stuttgart. He took charge of Stuttgart in May 2016, but left only a few months into the job after a disagreement with the club chairman.

Speaking to the Sheffield Wednesday website, the 54-year-old stated he had turned down more offers from Germany to seek out a different challenge. He said, “In Germany I have turned down offers from the Bundesliga and Second Bundesliga in recent months because I have been looking for an entirely new challenge.

“Sheffield Wednesday is exactly the exciting challenge for which I have been waiting. We shall now work together with all the staff at the club and the fans, to stabilise the team, and following that, improve it step by step with discipline, effort, commitment and creativity to take it up.”

Luhukay will officially take over the club on Monday the 8th of January. Sheffield Wednesday currently sit 16th in the table.

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