Next Sheffield Wednesday manager contenders as ex-Serie A & La Liga star joins race

Sheffield Wednesday's chase for a new permanent manager continues to rumble on, as the Owls painstakingly pick scrutinise he applicants and weigh up their option as they look to appoint the right person to follow Tony Pulis' disastrous 45-day reign at Hillsborough.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 11:22 am
Next Sheffield Wednesday manager contenders. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Throughout the Owls' lengthy preparations to appoint their third manager of the season, we've seen a varied selection of coaches linked with the club over the past month or so, with the likes of Thorsten Fink, Paul Cook and Roy Keane all leading the front-runners list at one time or another, before gradually slipping down the favourites list.

Here's our latest rundown of OddsChecker's list of favourites to become the next Sheffield Wednesday manager, ranked from worst to best chance of taking over the Owls:

Current job Unemployed. Last job: Birmingham City. Career win percentage: 33.1%

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Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Marseille. Career win percentage: 57.9%
Current job: Newcastle United. Career win percentage: 37.9%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Cameroon. Career win percentage: 32.8%
Current job: Hull City. Career win percentage: 40.5%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Huddersfield Town. Career win percentage: 51.4%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Millwall. Career win percentage: 40.6%
Current job: West Brom assistant manager. Career win percentage: 21.4%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Schalke 04. Career win percentage: 33.5%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Bordeaux. Career win percentage: 42.7%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Watford. Career win percentage: 40.9%
Current job: Al-Gharafa. Career win percentage: 53.7%
Current job: Unemployed; Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Al Ahly SC. Career win percentage: 49.6%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Vissel Kobe. Career win percentage: 48.1%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Fleetwood Town. Career win percentage: 39.8%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Rayo Vallecano. Career win percentage: 32.2%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Watford. Career win percentage: 60.7%
Current job: Doncaster Rovers. Career win percentage: 45.6%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Wigan Athletic. Career win percentage: 43.1%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Nottingham Forest (assistant). Career win percentage: 38.7%
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Al Ittihad.
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Dinamo Bucurest. Career win percentage: 45.6%.
Current job: Unemployed. Last job: Hebei China Fortune. Career win percentage: 32.9%
Current job: Sheffield Wednesday caretaker. Career win percentage: 28.3%