Sheffield Wednesday owner Milan Mandaric insists that he is in no hurry to fill the vacant manager position - despite caretaker manager Stuart Gray's success at the club.

Since Dave Jones was sacked back in December, The Owls have won five and drawn four of their 11 games under Gray's management. 

Following his departure from Blackpool yesterday, Paul Ince has been liked with the head job at Hillsborough and Mandaric has refused to take him out of the frame.

Gray himself has admitted that he is surprised he has not been offered the job on a full time basis yet despite the backing of the players.

When asked about Gray and his position within the club Mandaric told BBC Sheffield: "He's still there, that's a good position.

"We all know his results, we all know where we are going and there is no commotion, no situation to cause any short-term instability, we just want to do it the right way.

"I talk five times a day. We talk about the club going forward, the game on Saturday, the players we're looking to bring in. I go to the training ground once a day, there is always dialogue.

"I expect [to make an appointment] sooner rather than later, but I can't say it will be before the weekend.

"The supporters will be totally on my side with my approach. I am doing my best job for the club, and what I have done shows the benefits of that.

"I want stability as much as I can - that's why I gave Dave Jones 16 games [this season] and everybody was against me."

Wednesday are currently two points clear of the drop zone, sitting 19th in The Championship table with tough games against Huddersfield and Middlesbrough up next.

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Liam McMenamin
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