Former Sheffield Wednesday forward Gerald Sibon has told Sky Sports that he wants to return to the club to be their strikers coach.

Sibon signed for Wednesday back in 1999 when they were in the Premier League and while he was unable to stop them getting relegated, he would become a favourite when they were in what was then called Division 1 for his obvious ability. He would eventually leave in 2002 before the club would eventually get relegated to Division 2, return to his native Netherlands to play for Heerenveen.

The Dutchman is now 43-years-old and retired from playing but it appears that he wants to head back to Wednesday to become a strikers coach. While he has never met their new manager Jos Luhukay, he is very familiar with their new assistant manager Remy Reynierse having worked with him back in VVV Venlo. Because of that, this seems like a perfect opportunity for Sibon to return to Hillsborough.

When asked about Reynierse, he said: “I know him very well,”

“I don’t know the manager so well. I know he worked in Germany for a long time and he has quite a good record of winning promotion with his teams so hopefully he can do the trick again. Probably not this year but maybe next. Of course, we were close to going up last year and the year before.”

“I would love to come back,”

“I will be in touch before the game (Against Sheffield United on Friday),”

“After the game, I really hope I will be in touch with him again.”


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