Date: 8th December 2010 at 7:36pm
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Former Wednesday defender Nigel Worthington insists the Owls are in good hands with Milan Mandaric as chairman of the club.

Worthington worked under Mandaric at Leicester City, albeit for just five games, when he took control following the departure of former Leicester boss Rob Kelly, who’s ironically Alan Irvine’s assistant boss at Hillsborough.

And although he wasn’t offered a more permanent stay at the Walkers Stadium – Mandaric went on to appoint Martin Allen – Worthington was full of praise for his former boss.

‘We had a good relationship,’ Worthington told the Sheffield Star.

‘He wants to win. He stabilised Leicester and stayed for four years.

‘Going on his past record, his takeover of Wednesday is good for the club.

‘He’s close to supporters. He’s had the club’s best interests at heart wherever he’s worked.

‘He wants things done right. He gets his finger on the pulse.’

Worthington took control in April 2007 following the departure of Kelly and took control of the Foxes for the remaining five games of the season.

He won two and lost three of those games, prompting Mandaric to go for Allen instead of extending Worthington’s stay in Leicesteer.

But, as a manager who came and went in double quick time – something which some people say is one of Mandaric’s downfalls – it’s high praise indeed for the man who says he’s aiming to take the Owls back to the top flight.