Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Dutchman Jos Luhukay as their new manager.
The appointment comes after Carlos Carvalhal’s two-and-a-half year spell came to an end on Christmas Eve, with the Portuguese leaving by mutual consent before moving to manage Swansea City in the Premier League.
Luhukay has spent all of his managerial career in Germany having last managed VfB Stuttgart , but he has been without a club since September 2016 after resigning from the Bundesliga 2 side following a disagreement with their chairman.
The 54-year-old won promotion to the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Augsburg and Hertha before he was appointed head coach of Stuttgart where he won three out of five matches before his resignation.
He officially takes over on Monday January 8.
Lee Bullen had been in temporary charge of Wednesday but defeats to Brentford and Burton Albion, which followed an impressive 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest, sped up the search for a new boss with one eye on the Steel City Derby on January 12.
Wednesday currently sit 16th in the Championship table and six points above the relegation zone with just one win in ten league games.
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