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Sheffield Wednesday appoint new manager

Sheffield Wednesday appoint their new manager following the sacking of Garry Monk despite just days after Chansiri backed him.

62 year old experience manager Tony Pulis – who hasn’t been relegated with any team in his career – will replace Monk, who was fired from the role on Monday.

The club are 23rd in the Championship table, having taken just six points from 11 games, after a six-point deduction for breaching spending rules.

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Sky Bet very quickly installed Tony Pulis as the favourite for the job, and he remained at the top of the contenders list ever since. Now the bookies have suspended that market.

Alan Biggs tweeted that Pulis is likely to sign a “long-term deal” as opposed to a short-term stay originally claimed.

He will become the 36th permanent boss in Wednesday’s history, and this will be one of their most important appointments in recent years.

It is understood that Dave Kemp, and not Gary Megson, will be assistant to Pulis.

It is not known whether any other coaches would come in, with the Owls having Neil Thompson, Lee Bullen and Nicky Weaver on the coaching staff at present.

Pulis failed at getting Middlesbrough into the Championship play-offs come the end of the 2018/19 season – which lead to fans demanding for him to be sacked.

Boro decided to part ways with the former West Brom boss when the decision was taken not to extend his contract.

He has been out of work since May 2019, and it’s claimed that he snubbed a return to his home country when Cardiff wanted him as a replacement for Neil Warnock.

After struggling in the Championship, he at the time allegedly said he was not interested in a move to another second division club and somewhat thinks he’s good enough to manage in the Premier League.

Fast forward to November 2020 and Ian Dennis of the BBC said Sheffield Wednesday were believed to be in talks with at least 3 candidates to replace Garry Monk including Tony Pulis.

Bournemouth9 Jun 19925 Aug 1994110 G31 W40 D39 L28.18 win %
Gillingham31 Jul 19951 Jul 1999218 G94 W62 D62 L43.12 win %
Bristol City5 Jul 199914 Jan 200033 G10 W14 D9 L30.30 win %
Portsmouth13 Jan 200012 Oct 200035 G11 W10 D14 L31.43 win %
Stoke1 Nov 200228 Jun 2005131 G47 W32 D52 L35.88 win %
Plymouth23 Sep 200514 Jun 200638 G11 W15 D12 L28.95 win %
Stoke14 Jun 200621 May 2013333 G122 W98 D113 L36.64 win %
Crystal Palace23 Nov 201314 Aug 201428 G12 W5 D11 L42.86 win %
West Brom1 Jan 201520 Nov 2017121 G36 W36 D49 L29.75 win %
Middlesbrough26 Dec 201717 May 201980 G35 W22 D23 L43.75 win %
Total1,127 G409 W334 D384 L36.29 win %


It is a huge disappointment to be leaving Sheffield Wednesday. It has always been a real honour and privilege to be manager of this historic club.

I know from living and working in the city of Sheffield how loyal the fans are to the club and I feel the passion they show for their team to be successful.

Arriving at the club last September, I gladly accepted the huge challenge, which was something I was determined to get my teeth into. Making our way to 3rd position in the league at the turn of the year was good progress. Unfortunately we were unable to maintain that form and produce the same consistency to gain the results we wanted.

Amongst many other factors, strengthening my staff this summer enabled us to meet the target set for this stage of this season; being out of the minus points and beginning the next phase of climbing the league. It is a big disappointment to be unable to see the project through.

Hard work has been at the core of our daily work and the standards of that work have definitely been demanded and raised since I first arrived at the club. I do believe there has been some foundations put in place that will enable the club to be successful in the future.

I would like to thank everyone connected to the club; the chairman, staff, players and of course the fantastic fan base for their support and I give my very best wishes for the future.

Finally, in what has been a difficult year within the communities and businesses of Sheffield with the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy and that everyone can all return to some normality very soon. Best wishes, Garry Monk


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