EFL Championship: Former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce appointed as new manager of Sheffield Wednesday
Former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce took Aston Villa to the Championship play-off final last season but they lost to Fulham at Wembley and he was sacked in October.
London: Steve Bruce has been named as the new manager of English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday, succeeding Jos Luhukay, who was sacked last month.
The 58-year-old, whose first managerial job was with Wednesday's city rivals Sheffield United in 1998, will take over on 1 February.
"Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to confirm the appointment of Steve Bruce as our new manager," the club said on its website.
"Bruce will begin his post on 1 February 2019, before which long-time coaching associates Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence will take charge of the team," added the statement.
Wednesday are 16th in the Championship table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Former Manchester United defender Bruce took Aston Villa to the Championship play-off final last season but they lost to Fulham at Wembley and he was sacked in October.
Luhukay was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in December after less than a year in charge.
Premier League: Manchester United hit back to sink Tottenham Hotspur; Jesse Lingard lifts West Ham into 4th
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United trailed to Son Heung-min's first half strike, but United scored three times after the break through Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.
Liverpool went 68 home league matches unbeaten before a defeat to Burnley in January this year precipitated their improbable losing run that later encompassed Brighton, Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea and Fulham.
Steve Bruce's side had squandered a two-goal lead in the closing stages at St James' Park, but Willock came off the bench to snatch a priceless winner.