Sheffield Wednesday Could Receive £10 Million Cash Windfall

Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Rohl is a wanted man after pulling off the great escape at Hillsborough, but the Owls could be set for an ‘eye-watering’ fee should he be bought out of his contract, according to reports.

The former assistant coach of the Germany national team was appointed back in October as the permanent successor to Xisco Munoz. At the time, the South Yorkshire side were bottom of the Championship table and seven points adrift of safety with relegation back to League One looking a certainty.

It took almost the rest of the season and some gruelling results, but Sheffield Wednesday managed to pull themselves from the depths of despair back to shore, ending the campaign three points above the drop zone.

Kieran McKenna picked up the Manager of the Season award for his heroics at Ipswich Town, guiding the Tractor Boys to a second-consecutive promotion and a return to the Premier League for the first time in 22 years. However, Rohl should certainly be an honourable mention for rescuing the Owls from the drop.

As a result of his impressive work at Hillsborough, Rohl has been linked with more lucrative jobs. The 34-year-old is rumoured to be a managerial target for both Sunderland and Hull City – two potential promotion contenders next season.

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Nevertheless, Rohl’s contract runs for another 12 months and the Sheffield Star have revealed that Sheffield Wednesday will be looking for a fee in the region of £5 million in compensation should any suitors want to buy him out of his deal. Furthermore, should they look to take his entire backroom staff, the board want double Rohl’s fee, bringing the total asking price to roughly £10 million.

Writer’s View

Sheffield Wednesday took a huge risk when appointing Rohl as Munoz’s successor. The club seemed on the verge of a certain relegation, having had such a dreadful start to the season, and the hierarchy put their faith in someone who had never managed a professional team before.

However, this faith paid off. Rohl has proven himself to be one of the best young coaches in European football so it’s not surprising that the likes of Sunderland and Hull are after his signature. Nonetheless, a £5-10 million fee will definitely put clubs off, although perhaps this is the aim.

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