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Gray handed temporary Owls reins

2 December 2013

Sheffield Wednesday's first-team coach Stuart Gray has been appointed caretaker-manager of the club following the sacking of Dave Jones.

Gray will be in charge for Tuesday's home league against Leicester with youth-team boss and former skipper Lee Bullen expected to assist him.

Jones, 57, departed Hillsborough on Sunday, 21 months into a three-and-a-half year contract, having guided the club to only one win in their first 16 league matches this season.

"Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that first-team coach Stuart Gray will take charge for Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Leicester City at Hillsborough," read a club statement.

"Following the departure of Dave Jones as first-team manager, the club can also confirm that assistant Paul Wilkinson has departed S6."

Former Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Aston Villa midfielder Gray, 53, spent two years as manager of Northampton from 2007 and has had stints as caretaker boss at four previous clubs - Villa, Wolves, Burnley and Portsmouth.

He had previously worked alongside Jones at Southampton and Wolves before joining the coaching staff at Hillsborough in December last year.

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