Dejphon Chansiri confirms that ‘many managers’ have applied to be next Sheffield Wednesday as Tony Pulis closes in
Sheffield Wednesday have received offers from ‘many managers’ according to club chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, but he says he won’t rush into making a decision.
The Owls are currently on the lookout for a new manager following the decision to part ways with Garry Monk and his staff earlier this week, with the likes of Tony Pulis, Ryan Lowe, Sol Campbell and Phil Neville all having been mentioned as potential candidates – although several reports have now stated that Pulis is close to taking on the position.
Chansiri’s timing means that he does have some time to make a choice on Monk’s successor given that Wednesday’s next game will only come on November 21st, but The Star understands that they are eager to make sure that – whoever it is – is in place by the time they face Preston North End.
At this point in time it remains to be seen exactly who will take Wednesday’s training sessions should a new man (Pulis or otherwise) not be appointed by the time they return to Middlewood Road later this week, but it is likely that long-serving coach, Neil Thompson, would be given that responsibility.
Meanwhile, the Owls chairman will be working hard this week to make sure that he finds the best candidate, though he wouldn’t be drawn into speculating whether he’s made a decision yet or not.
Speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT, the SWFC chairman 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.”
Sky Sports news have reported that Pulis is due to secondary talks with Wednesday as Chansiri considers him an option, while John Percy at the Telegraph has stated that a short-term deal could be done before the weekend.
Wednesday face Preston away from home on November 21st and will be looking to try and climb out of the relegation zone with a positive result.