This week saw Sheffield Wednesday confirm the return of former fan favourite Nicky Weaver as he was appointed to Jos Luhukay’s coaching staff as our preparations for the coming Championship campaign of 2018/19 continue.
The 39-year-old former stopper had his first experience of Hillsborough as a kid as he was with us initially as a schoolboy but having departed, he returned back in the 2004/05 season as he spent three months with us on loan after a deal was struck with Manchester City. That spell saw him make 14 appearances for us and later in his career he joined us as a free agent following his release by Burnley. Coming in back in 2010, that spell lasted until the summer of 2014 and he made a further 57 appearances across those years.
Having hung up his gloves he moved into coaching and returned originally in September 2014 taking up the position of Academy Goalkeeping Coach and following the departure of Andy Rhodes to Oldham Athletic earlier this summer, he now officially steps up to the senior squad having worked with them so far this summer.
The step up is a natural career progression for him now in coaching and hopefully, it turns out to be a great success for all parties.
— el deñilo (@oliverdennell) July 26, 2018
We got our dog the day after this game….called him Weaver ???????? pic.twitter.com/AJAKZ3sy2r
— Nathan Sensicall (@Jasper_s91) July 26, 2018
He’s one of own, he’s one of our ooooooooown Nicky Weaver he’s one of our own. Well done Nicky ????⚽️????
— Martin Acko (@moscowowls) July 26, 2018
So pleased to see a local boy do good & a Wednesdayite UTO WAWAW ????
— Thailand owl (@KingswoodMarti1) July 26, 2018
everyone saying welcome home or has any negative comments on the appointment.. Nickys been the keeper coach for the youth team since he retired years ago look at job he's done with cammy daws and Joe wildsmith. Great promotion for the bloke.
— Kieran.⚽ (@KBartholomew93) July 26, 2018
Top bloke, top keeper and Wednesday through and through. Well done Nicky.
— Andy McElwaine (@andymcelwaine) July 26, 2018
Top bloke. Got a good reception at lincoln.
— Tom Evans (@TomEvanswawaw) July 26, 2018
— Rimmell_ (@Rimmell_SWFC) July 26, 2018
Great appointment. Was happy for him when he signed for the club he's supported as a player.
— WAWAW (@nanjayman) July 26, 2018
Brilliant, Top lad as well
— Martin Turner (@fish109) July 26, 2018
Do we class this as a new signing?????
— luke fillingham (@owlsluke) July 26, 2018
Now for the appointments that everyone wants!