Ex-Birmingham City boss Garry Monk has become the new favourite for the Sheffield Wednesday job according to the Birmingham Mail.

Former Blues and Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce left the Owls to join Premier League side Newcastle in the summer and Monk has now been installed as the favourite to take the reins.

Wednesday have endured an inconsistent start to the Championship season having won three and lost three of their six games so far with temporary boss Lee Bullen in charge.

Monk is the favourite with Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley, who has also had a lot of speculation surrounding his future, installed as the second favourite.

Current boss Lee Bullen along with Tony Pulis and Gary Rowett are also in the running for the manager’s vacancy at the Sheffield club.

The Owls have taken their time to find the right candidate, as they seek out a capable manager to help them push towards promotion this season but if reports are to be believed they could be edging closer to making an appointment.

Despite the controversy surrounding Garry Monk and his backroom staff from his time at Blues, Leeds United and Middlesbrough, he is undoubtedly a very well equipped manager at this level.

He enjoyed a successful spell at Swansea City and has a wealth of Championship experience which is just what Sheffield Wednesday should be looking for. Although Cowley has earned rave reviews for his success at Lincoln, he is yet to test himself at as high a level as Sheffield Wednesday in the second tier.