Sheffield Wednesday: Owls edge nearer to revealing new-look team

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper

Sheffield Wednesday could unveil their new management team this week.

Portuguese coach Carlos Carvalhal agreed personal terms with the Championship club last week and is set to be appointed general manager.

It is understood the Owls have delayed confirming Carvalhal’s arrival because they are trying to finalise a new head coach before making an announcement.

Discussions have taken place with Mark Cooper’s representatives and Wednesday are considering make a formal approach for the Swindon Town boss. As part of their new footballing structure, the Owls are keen to recruit someone with Football League experience to work alongside Carvalhal.

Cooper, the son of former Leeds United legend Terry, has earned plaudits for the job he has done on a small budget at the County Ground.

He led the Robins to an eighth-placed finish before guiding them to the League One Play-off Final at Wembley last season where they were beaten 4-0 by Preston North End.

Sources in Wiltshire have disclosed Cooper would be interested in the head-coach role if offered that job by the Owls.

A potential stumbling block in a deal being completed may be a compensation package.

Wakefield-born Cooper has one year left remaining on his contract at Swindon, meaning Wednesday would have to fork out a six-figure compensation fee.

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