Gary Megson has been named the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Bolton and West Brom boss was top of chairman Milan Mandaric's shortlist following the sacking of Alan Irvine and Megson could take his former Bolton assistant, Chris Evans, with him to the South Yorkshire club.

Megson, 51, replaces Alan Irvine, who left Hillsborough on Thursday with the Owls lying 12th in League One.

The new boss has been quoted as saying: "I've always wanted to manage them. I've supported and played for them and now I'm the manager so I'm obviously delighted."

Megson has been out of work following his sacking from Bolton in December 2009 and he is due to link up with Milan Mandaric again after their interesting partnership at former club Leicester City.

Mandaric appointed Megson on September 13, 2007, but less than a month later he was given permission to speak to Bolton about becoming their new manager and subsequently moved to the Reebok Stadium.


Megson made 286 appearances for the club he supports, during two separate spells with The Owls.

Chris Evans was appointed as Megson's number two at Bolton after leaving his position as Wolves' Academy manger.

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