'Take an open cheque book': Sheffield Wednesday fans urge chairman to bring Dean Smith back from Brentford

Sheffield Wednesday fans look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The Brentford boss captained Sheffield Wednesday in his playing days.

Sheffield Wednesday fans look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are hoping to come away from Brentford with more than three points on Saturday.

Wednesday are currently on the lookout for a new manager after parting company with Carlos Carvalhal on Christmas Eve - and Brentford's, it seems, would be a popular choice among the Hillsborough faithful.

Dean Smith captained the Owls during their darkest ever days, although it is perhaps fair to say his career in management has been somewhat more successful.

Lee Bradbury of Portsmouth challenges Dean Smith of Sheffield Wednesday for the ball during the Nationwide League Division One match between Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday held on...

The 46-year-old has consistently got Brentford punching above their weight at Championship level, as he did beforehand at League One Walsall.

And that, combined with his side's attacking style of play, has attracted admiring glances from a number of Wednesdayites on Twitter (and some Aston Villa fans, too)...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen revealed this week that he expects to remain in charge for Monday's visit of Burton Albion and potentially next weekend's FA Cup trip to Carlisle United.

That could, of course, mean a Steel City derby debut for the new man, should an appointment be made within the next two weeks.

Who do you want as Wednesday's next boss?

Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Milton Keynes Dons and Sheffield Wednesday at stadium:mk on December 15, 2015 in Milton Keynes,...

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