Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay sacked ahead of Preston North End's visit to Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday have reportedly sacked managed Jos Luhukay less than 24 hours before Preston North End's trip to Hillsborough on Saturday.
The Dutchman has been dismissed after winning just one of his last 10 games in charge and leaves the Owls 18th in the Championship table and five points above the relegation zone.
The news was broken late on Friday afternoon by the the Sheffield Star before being confirmed in a club statement at 7.20pm.
“I would like to place on record my thanks to Jos for the efforts he has given to Sheffield Wednesday," chairman Dejphon Chansiri said.
“But now is the right time for both parties to move on and I wish him all the very best for the future.”
Coach Lee Bullen will take caretaker charge of the team, starting with Saturday's game against PNE.
Talk of Luhukay's departure began to circulate after he did not take charge of Friday afternoon's training session and left pre-match press duties to Bullen.
The former Hertha Berlin and Borrusia Monchengladbach succeeded Carlos Carvalhal in January and guided Wednesday to a 15th-placed finish last term.
Luhukay steered the Owls to as high as sixth at one point this season but the recent run of results had led to fans calling for him to go.