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Irvine `shocked` by Deepdale axe
Published : 11 Jan 2010 12:15:23
Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine has revealed he was left "shocked" following his axing from Preston.Irvine, 51, was surprisingly dismissed despite saving the Lancashire outfit from relegation in 2007/08 and guiding them into the play-offs last season.He has since made a rapid return to management after being installed as Brian Laws' successor at Hillsborough.Asked about the manner of his departure from Preston, Irvine said: "I was shocked, then I had the angry stage."I quickly moved on because of the staggering level of support from people in the game."