Popular Sheffield Wednesday-linked manager set for League One job – Paul Cook to Ipswich Town?
He’s a name that has been heavily linked with Sheffield Wednesday in recent months, but it appears he’s heading elsewhere.
Paul Cook was tipped as a man capable of taking over at Hillsborough firstly after Garry Monk’s departure and then again following the exit of Tony Pulis, however on neither occasion he ended up at the helm of the Owls.
While a popular choice amongst Wednesdayites, SWFC’s chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, came out and said that he had never been offered the job at S6, though Cook himself has been very complimentary of the club and the fanbase.
Now, according to the Athletic, Cook is set to be one of the key appointments by Phoenix Rising's Brett Johnson if he completes a E17.5m takeover of Ipswich Town in the near future.
The publication, as part of their piece on the movements at Ipswich, said, “There is one staffing change that does appear to be imminent at Portman Road, though, as manager Paul Lambert is set to be replaced by former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook.”
Meanwhile, at Hillsborough, Neil Thompson remains in charge as interim manager following Pulis’ departure back in December, and there has been no word from Chansiri as to whether he will remain in charge until the end of the season or whether the manager hunt is continuing behind the scenes.
Cook’s last job was when he almost completed a great escape with Wigan Athletic last season, and he’s admitted that he’s ready to get back into management once again.