Struggling Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have today appointed experienced manager Tony Pulis. The news was confirmed by the club’s official website. The new Owls boss will take charge of his first game on November 21 away at Preston North End. Pulis will be hoping to work his magic on the club and retain his record of never being relegated.
Former Stoke City Boss Tony Pulis Appointed New Sheffield Wednesday Manager
Favourite for the Job
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) November 13, 2020
Following the dismissal of Garry Monk, Tony Pulis quickly became one of the favourites for the vacant position. Pulis who had been out of work since leaving Middlesbrough at the end of the 2018/19 season, soon raced into pole position after preliminary talks. Further talks with Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri resulted in the former West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace manager being appointed.
Chairman Was Eager to Get Appointment Right
Prior to Pulis being appointed, chairman Dejphon Chansiri was keen to get this appointment right having had many managers interested in the then-vacant post. Speaking to talkSPORT, Chansiri said:
“I want to do the best thing for the club, it’s an amazing club… We need time to think about it.
“I think (we need to hire somebody) as soon as possible. Actually there are many managers who have sent offers, so we need to look at it and see who is the best.
“Every manager is good and has good experience and ability, but I can choose just one. So I’ll try to choose the best I can choose at the moment.”
A Tough Job Ahead for new Sheffield Wednesday Manager
Tony Pulis has undoubtedly a tough job ahead of him this season. The Owls are currently 23rd in the Championship, one place above bottom club Derby County. Wednesday were hit with a 12-point penalty before the start of the season; however, this was reduced to six points on appeal to give fans and the club hope.
Tony Pulis has never been relegated during his long career as a player, coach or manager. Owls fans will be hoping that this record will still be intact come the end of the season.