Speaking upon the announcement of his move to Huddersfield Town (quotes via the Sheffield Star), Danny Cowley has said Sheffield Wednesday never approached Lincoln City for his services, amid speculation the Owls were keen to appoint him.

Over the course of the summer, Danny and Nicky Cowley were heavily linked with a number of vacant managerial roles in the Championship. West Brom were keen on the pair, while Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town were also said to be interested in appointing both Danny and Nicky Cowley.

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However, as West Brom moved for Slaven Bilic instead, the Cowley brothers remained at Lincoln City, until now. Huddersfield Town have moved to bring Danny Cowley in as manager after the sacking of Jan Siewert, with Nicky coming in as his assistant.

Sheffield Wednesday were rumoured to have made attempts to tempt the Cowley’s away from Sincil Bank before eventually settling on bringing in former Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City manager Garry Monk. However, Danny Cowley has now revealed that the Owls never approached Lincoln for his services, saying:

“For us the decision, because of what we had at Lincoln City, it was never about anything else than finding the perfect opportunity.”


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