Sheffield Wednesday could receive £10m in cash

Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Rohl is a wanted man after pulling off the great escape from Hillsborough, but the Owls could be set for a “depressing” fee if they were to buy out of his contract, according to reports.

The former assistant coach of the German national team was appointed in October as the permanent successor to Xisco Munoz. At the time, the South Yorkshire outfit were bottom of the Championship table and seven points from safety, with relegation back to League One looking a certainty.

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It took almost the rest of the season and some grueling results, but Sheffield Wednesday managed to drag themselves from the depths of despair back to shore, finishing the campaign three points above the drop zone.

Kieran McKenna won the Manager of the Season award for his heroics at Ipswich Town, guiding the Tractor Boys to a second successive promotion and a return to the Premier League for the first time in 22 years. However, Rohl should definitely get an honorable mention for saving the owls from the drop.

As a result of his impressive work at Hillsborough, Rohl was linked to more lucrative jobs. The 34-year-old is rumored to be a managerial target for both Sunderland and Hull City – two potential promotion contenders next season.

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However, Rohl’s contract runs for another 12 months and the Sheffield Star have revealed that Sheffield Wednesday will seek a fee of around £5m in compensation should any suitors want to buy him out of his business. On top of that, should they look to take their entire backroom staff, the board want double Rohl’s fee, bringing the total asking price to around £10m.

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Sheffield Wednesday took a huge risk when they appointed Rohl as Munoz’s successor. The club looked on the brink of relegation after such a terrible start to the season and the hierarchy put their faith in someone who had never managed a professional team before.

However, this belief paid off. Rohl has proven to be one of the best young managers in European football, so it’s no surprise that the likes of Sunderland and Hull are after his signature. However, a fee of £5-10m is sure to put clubs off, although perhaps that is the point.

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