'Tony Pulis, top quality appointment' . . . 'He’s not worked for nearly two years after failing at Boro' - Sheffield Wednesday fans react as former Stoke boss is in 'advanced talks' to replace Garry Monk
Tony Pulis is in ‘advanced talks’ to become Sheffield Wednesday’s new manager.
Respected Daily Telegraph writer John Percy says the former Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough boss is in negotiations with the Owls hierarchy ahead of a possible appointment before the weekend.
The 62-year-old Welshman had been second favourite behind ex-Wednesday striker Ryan Lowe, manager of Plymouth Argyle, to take over from Garry Monk at Hillsborough but his odds then plunged to 1/20 this afternoon before online gambling firm SkyBet suspended bets.
News of Pulis moving ahead in the race to become the next boss at S6 has sparked a mixed response from Wednesdayites.
Here’s what a selection of Owls fans have had to say on Twitter.
@ashkitson1867 Tony Pulis barmy army. Not my first choice but he's been brought in to keep us up and stabilise us. Yes, long ball but nobody complained under Wilkinson. We'll win more then we lose that’s for sure. Here's to a new era #swfc
@MarkJudge01 Tony Pulis, top quality appointment #swfc
@Jaybe07 To be fair, as a short term appointment (I didn't think we would go for him) he would do a job. Get us results and we would stay up. #swfc #tonypulis
@ChrisIRobinson Tony Pulis poised to take the #swfc job..… Inspiring? No. What is needed now? Yes.
@VGTIPS1 Well, if any football club is to appoint Tony Pulis as manager, best do it when fans cannot pay to watch his brand of football. #swfc
@YOLO8976 I'm not too fussed on Tony Pulis coming in. End of the day football is a results business, if he gets results people will be singing Pulis barmy army so I don't care one way or other as football is fickle. #swfc
@paulandrews22 Tony Pulis will make us hard to beat and will keep us up. If that's the short term aim then he's the man. After that we have to look long term at Cook, Pearson, Lowe etc and go again #swfc
@AndyStevenson20 Could there be a more Sheffield Wednesday thing to do than release Atdhe Nuhiu and then employ Tony Pulis. Definitely his type of player
@danowl16 Tony Pulis doesn’t play attractive football, sorry but we aren’t attractive #swfc
@Goswfcose Give me one reason why you would sack Monk to change it to Pulis. Then, also give me one reason as to why any owner thinks Tony Pulis is the future of that said football club. He’s not worked for nearly two years after failing at Boro.
@Daneobean_ If Tony Pulis is the best manager that applied then who the **** else applied?
@Clewsy3 Tony Pulis has a proud record of having NEVER been relegated as a player or manager. A record I’m sure at this stage of his career he won’t want to lose. Given our situation, I think he’s probably what we need and one I’d get behind if appointed. #swfc
@Rob_Andrews28 Tony Pulis on a short-term deal, with a remit to keep us in the league while fans aren’t allowed in the ground is a very shrewd appointment imo. It won’t be pretty but his points per game is class at this level. Big step up from Monk #swfc