Worthy: I won’t manage Owls

Former Canaries manager has claimed he will not be the next manager of Sheffield Wednesday after Paul Sturrock's sacking last week, with the Hillsborough club now reported to be turning their attentions to Burnley boss Steve Cotterill.

Former Canaries manager has claimed he will not be the next manager of Sheffield Wednesday after Paul Sturrock's sacking last week, with the Hillsborough club now reported to be turning their attentions to Burnley boss Steve Cotterill.

Former Owls defender Worthington, who was sacked by Norwich on October 1, said that he had been approached by the club, but decided to end his interest after initial talks.

Worthington and two of his former Hillsborough team-mates Gary Megson and Nigel Pearson were the favourites for the position before Wednesday's interest in Cotterill emerged.

“They spoke to me to see what my interest was and how I felt about it,” said Worthington, who played at Hillsborough between 1984 and 1994.

“After some thought I decided to eliminate my name from the post.”

“I'm having a few weeks out,” he added. “Sheffield Wednesday is a great club with great support but it has come at the wrong time. I'm going to enjoy my break and go from there.

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“I played there for almost 11 years and had some great times. I have a lot of affection for Sheffield Wednesday - it's a great club. I just felt the timing was wrong. I left Norwich three weeks ago and I am enjoying a little break.”