Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has told the Sheffield Star that he does not want to be the centre of attention for their match against Sheffield United.
Most manager’s first games are filled with pressure as they are desperate to get off to a good start. However Luhukay’s first game in charge of Wednesday after his appointment on the 5th January is a bit more notable than the rest. He will kick off his career with a match against Sheffield United, the Owls more fierce rivals.
But while there is set to be a lot of attention on Luhukay ahead of his first game, he is not interested in any of it. He instead is focusing on making sure the team can be the best prepared they can ahead of the match and that should they win, he will be passing credit onto the players rather than himself.
He said: “It is not about me. I do not want to be the hero, only someone who does a very good job. I will be very happy for the team if we win on Friday but it is not about me.”
“I cannot speak for them. The players will give the performance and the fans are happy. That is what I like.”
“For me, I am more happy for other people if we do well. I will not be the hero.”
“A win on Friday would give us more confidence and also a trust in ourselves and our team-mates. That is what we need, a boost for the next game.”