May 24, 2024

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Danny Rohl manager of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after Anthony Musaba of Queens Park Rangers scores their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers at Hillsborough on December 16, 2023 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday have experienced and incredible change in fortunes under their new boss.

In just 11 games as Sheffield Wednesday’s manager, Danny Rohl has already achieved legendary status at Hillsborough. Taking over a team left in disarray by Xisco Munoz, many doubted any manager could revitalize the squad. However, Rohl has defied expectations, completely overhauling Wednesday’s playing style and season outlook. The team now appears well-positioned to avoid relegation.

While Rohl acknowledges the long journey ahead, he has instilled belief throughout the fanbase. Journalist Joe Crann, speaking on the Football Heaven podcast, described the rapid connection Rohl has forged with the supporters as “remarkable” and unprecedented in his experience following Wednesday.

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After 11 games, Rohl has secured 13 points out of a possible 33, narrowing the gap to Huddersfield Town to just six points, a significant improvement from the 11-point deficit after a late October defeat to Plymouth Argyle. However, the recent loss to Norwich City served as a reminder of the challenging season still ahead.

To climb out of the relegation zone, Sheffield Wednesday must continue winning crucial games against teams in similar positions. The competition includes QPR, which has been accumulating more points, and other teams like Huddersfield, Millwall, and Stoke City, who need to drop points for Wednesday’s benefit.

Despite the ongoing challenges, Rohl’s impact is evident, and the team’s recent successes have provided a glimmer of hope. As they face Cardiff City in their upcoming home game, the focus remains on maintaining confidence, staying disciplined, and recognizing the demanding nature of the season, with the ultimate goal of securing their place in the league.

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