Dejphon Chansiri in no rush as Sheffield Wednesday manager hunt continues

There have been plenty of names linked, and there are lots of talks happening behind the scenes, but Dejphon Chansiri won’t be rushed into making his decision.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 12:37 pm

The Star understands that the club have been inundated with job applications from managers across the world, and that there have been plenty of talks going on in the background as the Owls seek to find Tony Pulis’ replacement.

But while the likes of Paul Cook, Thorsten Fink, Rene Weiler and others have all been linked – and are on the club’s radar – a decision has not yet been made on who will come in to relieve Neil Thompson of his duties as caretaker manager.

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The fact that Wednesday have won three games in a row since the decision to fire Pulis has certainly worked in Chansiri’s favour and – aside from justifying the move – bought him a bit of time, but also helped make the job look a bit more attractive to prospective appointments.

It is thought that, while ‘as soon as possible’ is the mantra in terms of finding the next manager, Chansiri has not set a deadline or time scale by which it must be done – he told the media recently that he couldn’t afford to make another ‘mistake’ after what happened with Pulis.

The Star is led to believe that, as things stand, Thompson will be in charge of the upcoming game against Coventry City (COVID-19 permitting), while Chansiri and his team take their time in trying to make sure that they get this one right.

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Dejphon Chansiri is trying to find Sheffield Wednesday's new manager. (Pic Steve Ellis)

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