“They needed a shake-up” – Sports Journalist Alex Miller is hopeful for Sheffield Wednesday’s future

Sheffield Wednesday are turning a corner, according to Sheffield Star’s sports reporter Alex Miller.

Wednesday’s nine-year spell in the Championship came to an end in March as they were relegated to League One.

Alex said: “I’ve been working for three seasons and over the past two years I’ve interviewed eight managers.

“There were loads of problems with mismanagement and not just with the managers, but there’s been issues with player attitude problems.”

Despite this Alex is optimistic about the future of the club.

Alex told Yorkshire Voice: “I think Sheffield Wednesday is at a turning point, they needed a shakeup.

“I think they’re a bit of an overdog in their division, a great team with a history of being in the top division of English football, they’re a great team full of stories.

 “I think they’re on the right track, they’ve brought in a load of new players, they’re turning a corner a little bit, they’ve certainly gotten harder to beat this season.”

Alex works with players and managers quite closely and he deems it to not only be an important part of his work but for journalism in general.

He added: “The key is to just be warm and to be yourself. Forming relationships with others is an important part of being a journalist.”

He discussed his career as a former Leeds Trinity alumni from being a sports journalist for The Sheffield Star, covering one of the world’s oldest football clubs Sheffield Wednesday.

As a Liverpool supporter, he’s grown an appreciation for Sheffield Wednesday FC and has written a book called 91 – the story of the Owls’ historic 90/91 season. Alex hopes to write more books in the future covering sports and more.

He said: “It occurred over lockdown, when there were fewer games and it really was a passion project.”

In 90/91 season, Sheffield Wednesday won the League Cup, and 1994 saw them reach the top of the Premier League after winning their first four games.

The club has experienced perilous financial situations since as they risked dropping to league 1 in 2005 after winding-up orders for unpaid VAT tax and bills.

Wednesday was saved in 2014 when new owners bought the team allowing the team to move forward.

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