Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri sacked Tony Pulis as manager despite the Welshman previously agreeing terms to not receive a severance fee, according to The Athletic.
It is the latest twist in a bizarre saga at Hillsborough that started out on the night of December 28, where it was announced that Pulis had left the Owls after just 45 days in charge.
And it escalated massively yesterday when Chansiri gave an explosive two-hour interview on all things Pulis, from admitting it was a mistake to hire him to making claims that the 62-year-old would ‘call in sick’ if his future wasn’t discussed.
It did not reflect well on Chansiri whatsoever and his claims were met by immense dissatisfaction by Wednesday supporters after he was seemingly throwing Pulis under the bus at every opportunity.
One claim that Chansiri made saw him accuse Pulis of wanting to be sacked rather than depart the club on mutually-agreed terms.
But The Athletic have reported that Pulis had already negotiated a ‘no severance’ clause in his contract, which wouldn’t entitle him to any payment should things go wrong and he decided to depart the club.
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Due to the nature of the breakdown in communication though between manager and owner, Chansiri felt like he had no option but to sack Pulis, entitling him to a payout of some kind.
It seems a shame that things have ended so bitterly between both parties, and it’s not the kind of headlines the club needed, especially after a positive result against Middlesbrough two days before.
Owls fans didn’t enjoy Pulis’ on-field approach on the whole, but there’s a sense from many that the man has been unfairly treated in this whole scenario.
But at least he has received some kind of pay-off from Wednesday’s Thai owner, no matter how disappointing things went on the pitch.
Now it’s up for Pulis to try and clear his name after some of Chansiri’s damaging accusations – there’s a feeling that this war won’t be going away anytime soon.