Peter Shreeves

Peter Shreeves has a wealth of experience in the game having managed Tottenham Hotspur for three years in two different spells, firstly from 1984-86 and then from 1991-92.

He was appointed as the permanent replacement for Paul Jewell at Sheffield Wednesday in May 2001, two days before The Owls' final game of the season.

Shreeves had assumed the role of caretaker manager following Jewell's dismissal in February 2001 with the club at the bottom of Division One facing the prospect of a second successive demotion.

It had been Shreeves' second tenure in the caretaker post having been appointed to try and save The Owls from relegation from the Premiership the previous season after the dismissal of Danny Wilson in March 2000.

With little real chance of success, he was unable to do so but remained at the club to work with Wilson's full-time successor Jewell.

He quickly turned things round following Jewell's departure and led the team to safety with games to spare and was hence given the chance to continue his work full time in the 2001/2002 season.

He faced a difficult task in attempting to return Sheffield Wednesday to the top flight and, as with his predecessor, found the club looking at the wrong end of the Division One table with limited funds available at Hillsborough.

Unable to make an impression in the opening months of the season, with just one win from 13 games, he resigned from his post on October 16 2001 and was replaced by his assistant Terry Yorath, who also found his tenure brief and was sacked the following season with The Owls fighting against relegation for a third successive season.

Peter returned to management with Nationwide Conference side Barnet in February 2002. Looking to take the club back into the league, he took over from long-standing boss John Still, who himself had returned to the hot-seat after Tony Cottee's short spell in charge.

Peter was given just 13 months at the helm at Underhill before he departed with the club lying tenth in the Conference table.

Shreeves was most recently with Barnet where he served as coach/advisor to Ian Hendon before they parted company with the club in April 2010.


Honours (1)
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    • Sheffield Wednesday:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2001-03-01)
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