Steve Bruce set to be appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 02/01/19 2:38pm
Sheffield Wednesday are set to appoint Steve Bruce as their new manager on Wednesday, according to Sky sources.
Bruce has been Wednesday's top target to succeed Jos Luhukay following the Dutchman's sacking last month, which came after less than a year in charge at Hillsborough.
Sky Sports News understand it will be a few weeks before the former Aston Villa boss takes up the role as he already has some previously arranged personal commitments in place.
It is understood Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew will form part of Bruce's backroom team, as they did at both Hull City and Villa.
A former manager across the city at Sheffield United, Bruce has won promotion from the Championship four times in his career.
Bruce's spell at Bramall Lane came to an end almost two decades ago - in May 1999 - and he has been out of work since being sacked by Villa in early October.
Wednesday are unbeaten in four games since Luhukay was dismissed, with Lee Bullen having taken over as interim manager.
Bullen oversaw 1-0 wins against Preston and Middlesbrough, followed by 1-1 draws against West Brom and, on New Year's Day, at home to Birmingham City.
The Owls have risen to 16th as a result of their upturn in form, climbing seven points ahead of the bottom four.