Gary Megson was surprisingly sacked by Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday 29th February despite the club being third in League One. The decision is a bizarre one especially considering Megson led the The Owls to a pivotal victory over their fierce local rivals Sheffield Utd last weekend.
After an illustrious playing career that saw him make nearly 500 appearances, Gary Megson ventured into the managerial division in 1995 when being appointed boss of Norwich City. However, it would prove to be a difficult start to Megson's managerial career as he was sacked within a year at Carrow Road and was looking for new employment.
At the end of the 1990s Megson had several jobs at the helm of Football League clubs, but he was unable to make an impact at Blackpool, Stockport County or Stoke City, but his big break came at West Bromwich Albion at the turn of the Millennium.
Having lost in the play-off semi-finals to Bolton Wanderers, Megson finally steered West Brom to promotion in 2002 and they were now in the Premier League and Megson had tasted his first real success as a manager. However, they struggled in the top flight and were relegated in the first season, but Megson fought back and 12 months later gained promotion back in a topsy-turvy career at the Hawthorns.
Strains with the board saw Megson depart the following season and had brief spells with Nottingham Forest and Leicester City before returning to the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers. Yet again Megson had disagreements with the board and was relinquished of his duties at the Reebok Stadium.
Now with Sheffield Wednesday in League One, Megson will be eager to get the club back in the big time and firstly gain promotion to the Championship.