A lot of Sheffield Wednesday fans are reacting to a tweet by journalist for The Star Joe Crann, as he discusses some coaches that Garry Monk has worked with in the past who could link up with the Owls manager in the near future.
Both James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan have left their coaching roles at fellow Championship side Birmingham after a two year stay at the Midlands club. They had worked with Monk in previous jobs, and Crann tweeted, ‘Don’t be at all surprised to see both James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan join Garry Monk at #SWFC… If the club backs him to bring in his own people, that’d be a real step in the right direction in my opinion.’
Beattie worked as a first team coach at Birmingham with Monk, whilst Flahavan was the goalkeeping coach at the club. Clearly Monk is very keen on Beattie as he tried to bring the former forward to Hillsborough to work alongside him back in 2019, per the Examiner Live.
It would be a good step if Monk can have the coaches he wants at the club, and if the two were to join it would be a statement of intent from the club that they are willing to back the manager.
Here is what fans said following the news, with many seemingly delighted that the manager’s backroom team may finally be set for a revamp.
Don’t be at all surprised to see both James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan join Garry Monk at #SWFC…
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 11, 2020
Could do with Both as much as like the coaches we have, Beattie has a record recently of making under par strikers perform to high standards and gets them@scoring and also flahavan may help out the young keeper to stop they making mistakes
— Craig (@Craig_Foster21) August 11, 2020
I’d love Beattie, don’t really know other 2 but seen few tweets from bham fans and they are gutted that other 2 have gone just not Beattie lol. Does this mean weaver will loose his job or would have both? 🤷♂️
— Dan (@danowl16) August 11, 2020
We need a decent coaching set up
— Will (@willorwillnot88) August 11, 2020
Let’s be honest all new back room staff is needed. I know bullan is mr Swfc but his time is running out. Changes are needed
— Dave Bacon (@Daveyb122) August 11, 2020
See what beattie can do with rhodes, fingers cross he can turn him into chris woods, rhodes needs all help he can get!
— Scott Rodgers (@Scott23735261) August 11, 2020
Be nice to get some strikers in for Beattie to potentially work with!
— Paul (@LifeIsPeachy82) August 11, 2020
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