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Fresh update emerges concerning Paul Cook and Sheffield Wednesday

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Paul Cook has not been interviewed for the Sheffield Wednesday job and has not rejected an offer to take charge at Hillsborough despite recent reports, according to Yorkshire Live

The Athletic reported last night that Cook, who left Wigan in the summer, had turned down an offer from the Owls to become Tony Pulis’ permanent replacement and take charge on a short-term deal.

That report claimed that the 53-year-old coach had been interviewed and that talks broke down due to the length of the contract offered.

However, Yorkshire Live has indicated that is not the case. It is understood that though talks have taken place, Cook has not been interviewed by the Championship club and not been offered the job.

Additionally, it is thought he has applied twice to take charge at Hillsborough following Pulis’ sacking in December.

Interim boss Neil Thompson was handed his first league defeat at the helm last night as the Owls were beaten 2-0 by Coventry City.

That has left them one place above the bottom of the table and six points adrift of safety, though they do have a game in hand over many of the sides above them.

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The Verdict

It seems the former Latics boss has not turned down an offer from the Owls and that he has never actually been interviewed at all.

Cook would seem an ideal candidate for the job – having had success everywhere he’s been in the EFL and led a team to Championship survival in the past.

Clearly, it is a role he’s interested in, having applied twice, but perhaps Dejphon Chansiri is looking elsewhere.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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