Dave Jones is an English football manager who has was a wealth of experience in the dugout. His most recent spell came at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday who sent him packing at the start of December following a woeful start to the season, during which they won just one of their opening 16 games. Jones has also managed the likes of Southampton, Wolves, Cardiff and Stockport.
Jones took his first club Stockport County into the Old First Division in his first full season in charge after they finished runners-up in Division Two. During his time at the club he also guided them to the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Between 1997 and 2000 he managed Premier League side Southampton, however, his time on the South coast was rocked by allegations of child abuse from his job as a care worker in the 1980's, which eventually led to his dismissal.
Having taken over the reins at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2001, Jones' impact had fans thinking of a possible promotion push to the Premier League and they eventually made it into the top tier of English football by beating Sheffield United in the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium.
However, they were unable to fight it out with the big boys and after only winning eight games all season were relegated back down to the Championship and having been unable to get them back to the Premier League, was sacked in 2004.
Nevertheless, it wasn't long before he was back in management and in 2005 he joined Cardiff City and in that time, Jones produced some exctiting football which culminated with them making it to the FA Cup Final. A defeat to Portsmouth in the final was an obvious blow, but Jones' side continued to finish in the top-half, but he was unable to gain that much-needed promotion to the top flight.
A play-off defeat to Reading, saw the Bluebirds fail on another promotion-seeking season and eventually Jones was relinquished of his duties at the Welsh outift in May 2011.
Jones became manager of Sheffield Wednesday in March 2012 and guided them promotion to the end of the season. They finished 18th last season.
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