Sport Moore says Sheffield Wednesday must 'stick together' after relegation
All the possible ups and downs ahead of a decisive weekend
This weekend sees another packed schedule in England's top five divisions and there promises to be plenty of joy and despair, ups and downs as the season reaches its conclusion.This weekend sees another packed schedule in England's top five divisions and there promises to be plenty of joy and despair, ups and downs.
Darren Moore's heroic return and a spirited draw was not enough to spare Sheffield Wednesday from another plunge into League One and complete a depressing season for the Steel City.
The Owls finished rock-bottom of the Championship, going down along with neighbours Rotherham, and withalready doomed to drop out of the .
It is the first time both Sheffield clubs have been relegated in the same season and Wednesday face what could prove a pivotal summer with 13 players out of contract.
'We have to look at the situation,' said Moore, who was back after post-Covid pneumonia. 'The squad, the group, there's a large amount of players out of contract. They'll all be spoken to once we've had meetings as staff.'
Tottenham 4-0 Sheffield United: Bale hat-trick boosts Champions League hopes
A first Premier League hat-trick in nine years for Gareth Bale gave Tottenham a straightforward win over Sheffield United.With Chelsea having beaten Fulham on Saturday, the onus was on Spurs to claim three points against the relegated Blades to boost their Champions League ambitions, especially after seventh-place Liverpool saw their game at Manchester United postponed due to anti-Glazer protests by home fans.
Wednesday ended the season three points behind Derby and, ultimately, are relegated by virtue of the six points deducted for the financial irregularities relating to the sale of the Hillsborough stadium to the club's owner Dejphon Chansiri.
It has put them under pressure since the first game and they were already deep in trouble before Moore, the third different permanent manager of the season, was appointed in March.
'All I've thought about is staying in the Championship,' said Moore. 'Tomorrow I'll have a different head on me. Despite what's happened we've taken it to the last minutes of the season.
'We wish Derby well. Congratulations to them. We are on our own road getting this club back to where we feel it should be. For us as a football club, it's about sticking together.'
Sheffield United approach Slavisa Jokanovic to replace Chris Wilder .
The position of permanent Sheffield United manager has been vacant since Chris Wilder left the club in March and the Blades have now spoken to former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic.The position has been vacant since Chris Wilder left the club in March and the Blades have now spoken to Jokanovic.