REPORT: Sheffield Wednesday Consider Tony Pulis as Garry Monk Replacement

Sheffield Wednesday are looking to bring in Tony Pulis as their new manager, according to John Percy at the Telegraph.

The 62-year-old would replace Garry Monk, who was sacked by the Championship club on Monday.

Sheffield Wednesday Consider Tony Pulis as Replacement for Garry Monk

Championship Experience

There is no doubting Pulis’s experience in the second tier of English football. The former Stoke City manager led the Potters to the Premier League in 2006 and was runner-up in the 2010/11 FA Cup final.

The 62-year-old left in 2013 and joined Crystal Palace, where he won the Premier League Manager of the Season in 2013/14, before spells at West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.

During his time at the Riverside Stadium, Pulis led Boro to the playoffs but was beaten by Aston Villa in the semi-finals.

According to the report, Pulis is one of four candidates that the Wednesday board are considering for the vacant managerial role.

Wednesday had considered Pulis before appointing Monk in September, 2019, while Paul Cook and Nigel Pearson are also thought to be in contention for the role.

Slow Start for Wednesday

It was always going to be a difficult season for Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls began the season with a 12 point deduction, something which was later halved to six, but the results haven’t been good enough to move them clear of danger.

The club remain in the bottom three after a goalless draw against Millwall but had lost four games in succession in October.

Wednesday’s next fixture comes after the international break at Preston North End on November 21.

Other Candidates

In addition to Paul Cook and Nigel Pearson, Sky Sports have reported that former England defenders Sol Campbell and Phil Neville have also been lined up for the role.

Campbell has been out of management since suffering relegation from League One with Southend United in June, while Neville, manager of the England women’s team, will see his contract expire in July.

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