Ex Southampton FC assistant Manager Danny Röhl becomes youngest manager in the EFL

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DANNY Röhl has become the Football League’s youngest manager after Sheffield Wednesday hired him in an attempt to turn around their disastrous start to the season.

While this is Röhl’s first position as a first-team manager, he has previous experience in English football, having worked under Ralph Hasenhüttl at Southampton.

In late 2018, the German moved from Europe to Southampton, who had fallen to the bottom of the Premier League in the first half of the 2018-19 season.

Röhl was brought in to assist Ralph Hasenhüttl after the Austrian was named Saints manager that December.

Following the appointment of Röhl, 34, as the youngest coach in England’s top four divisions, Southampton’s achievements provide some perspective and hope for Wednesday fans.

The Owls, who have had their worst start to a league season in club history, sit at the foot of the Championship table with only three points from their first 11 games.

Using goal difference, they are eight points adrift of safety ahead of Röhl’s first game in charge on Saturday at Watford.

Röhl’s experiences and optimism are appreciated. Wednesday currently has the authority to seize anything.

Today at Middlewood, the former Bayern Munich and Germany assistant coach saw the Owls players for the first time.

“This was a little bit similar to Southampton because we travelled in from Germany overnight and watched a match and got the feeling and then we had two days to prepare,” Röhl said after watching Wednesday’s under-21s play Steel City rivals Sheffield United on Friday evening at Hillsborough.

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