Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, who are now competing in the Football League Championship, following automatic promotion from League One at the end of the 2011/12 season. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league. They won the second ever football competition held, the Cromwell Cup, which remains in their possession. The Wednesday, as they were named until 1929, were founding members of The Football Alliance in 1889, and its first champions that inaugural season. The Wednesday joined The Football League three years later when the leagues merged. Sheffield Wednesday were also one of the founding members of The Premier League in 1992. Their main rivals are Sheffield United, the two clubs having contested the Steel City derby on a regular basis for some 100 years. Hull City, Barnsley, Leeds United, Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Chesterfield and Doncaster Rovers are also local rivals.The Owls have spent the majority of their history in the top flight of English football since joining the Football League in 1892. They have won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup, but their League Cup triumph in 1991 is their only major trophy since 1935. They did reach both domestic cup finals in 1993, but lost 2–1 to Arsenal at Wembley on both occasions.
They play their home matches at Hillsborough Stadium in the north-western suburb of Hillsborough. It is a 39,732 all-seater stadium built in 1899.
Due to money reasons, Dave Jones didn't extend his contract at Wednesday, Mandaric later said "He was asking for too much, so I had no choice but to let him go, I already have some managers in mind, but I'm all ears". The next day J Barber was appointed as a replacement, a shock to most Wednesday , who have hardly heard of him before. He described it as "a dream come true" He added "Being from Sheffield myself, I always wished this day would come. I hope the give me time to settle in, and I promise to deliver them success to this club"