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Megson relishing Wednesday challenge

February 05, 2011 11:02:09 UK

Gary Megson reveals he has fulfilled a 25-year ambition after being appointed Sheffield Wednesday's new manager.

The 51-year-old has been handed a three-and-a-half-year contract at the npower League One club and replaces Alan Irvine, who was sacked following a poor run of results at Hillsborough.

Megson has been out of work following his departure from Bolton in December 2009, but has only recently become available after an extended spell on gardening leave due to a failure to agree a compensation package with the Barclays Premier League club.

And after he followed in the footsteps of his father Don by pulling on the blue and white shirt during two spells in the 1980s, Megson is delighted to get the chance to manage the Owls.

"It is a club that I know very well and I had two spells here as a player and I thoroughly enjoyed it," he said.

"Before that I used to come here as a kid to watch games here with my old man so it something that I have always wanted to do and I am delighted.

"I have followed this football club since I have been knee-high. And although I have been away at other clubs this is the first result I look for.

"It's a job where I don't have to come up and see the area and it's not a job where I had to listen and take 24 hours to make a decision. This is something I knew I wanted to do 25 years ago."

Megson, who previously worked under Owls owner Milan Mandaric at Leicester in 2007, was a hugely unpopular figure during his two-year stint at Bolton and failed to win over a sceptical set of supporters.

However, he is expecting the full backing of the Wednesday faithful and could not help but have a dig at Wanderers fans, referencing his achievements at the Reebok Stadium.

"I have played a lot of games for Sheffield Wednesday and know what the supporters are like," he said.

"When you get it right, it's the best support you're ever going to get. One of the problems I had at Bolton was when it was going right, it never seemed to be.

"If I ever get to a position where I can take Sheffield Wednesday to get a point at Bayern Munich, beat Atletico Madrid over two legs, beat Manchester United for the first time in years and keep them up from a position which was the worst ever start in Premier League history, I am sure the supporters will get behind that and realise what is going on."

Megson’s first game in charge is a home clash against MK Dons, Full Time Result betting has Wednesday at 1.80 to triumph, MK Dons can be backed at 3.80 with the draw 4.00.

Sheffield Wednesday are currently 1213.00 to achieve promotion this season.

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