(Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
Its funny because he's been linked with us for years (having been one of our star players)! But we always seemed below him and his fancy NI job.
You're an Owls fan right?
As far as I know, he turned you down to sign on as our new manager.
When he was appointed (ok, this may just be him trying to make himself look all brilliant etc) he said that he had turned down 2 championship clubs (I think there was only you and Burnley looking for managers at the time in the championship) because the 'projects just didn't seem right' and he chose to sign for us for considerably less money because 'here, the chairman has given me full control over player recruitment and coaching, while he tries to improve things slowly but surely off the pitch'.
The new found favourite phrase of Worthington and our chairman is 'chipping away bit by bit' .Our budget is 17th in the league, but they keep banging on about 'slowly but surely, bit by bit, improving this area of the club / that part of the training ground' etc etc. A real sustainable project, one for the long term, with the hope of making the Championship in 10 years, despite having no rich benefactor etc.
So I took from that that he clearly didn't like the way Sheff Wed was run / didn't see it as a long term possibility.
They've both taken a very conservative approach, and quelle surprise, it's working wonders