Sheffield Wednesday make contact with former Wigan boss Paul Cook over manager's job

Sheffield Wednesday’s search for a new manager has prompted them to make contact with former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 1:04 pm

That’s according to a report from The Star columnist Alan Biggs.

Cook has been out of work since leaving the troubled Latics in the summer and is said to be intrigued by the challenge of managing a club with the size and potential of Wednesday.

Despite being a popular name amongst supporters, The Star understands that Cook, 53, was not approached by the club when the job came up two months ago ahead of the appointment of Tony Pulis.

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But it now seems the charismatic Liverpudlian, who has also had successful spells in Ireland with Sligo Rovers and at Accrington Stanley, Chesterfield and Portsmouth, is in consideration.

Caretaker boss Neil Thompson has recorded two wins in two matches since Pulis’ departure and a host of names including Thorsten Fink are said to be being mulled over in what is set to be a diligent recruitment process.

Speaking at a press call earlier this week, Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri said: “I’ve had many [applicants for the job].

“My people need to help me to make a shortlist and then we’ll look at it and cut it.

Paul Cook has been approached by Sheffield Wednesday over the vacant manager's position, according to The Star columnist Alan Biggs.

“Then we’ll start to interview before making a decision.

“This time we need to think more and more. We have many experienced applicants, some foreign.

“This time we need to think because I don’t want to get any surprises again! The important thing is that they fit to our philosophy, and our squad also.”

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