Tony Pulis has addressed the press for the first time since becoming Sheffield Wednesday manager.
The former Stoke City, West Brom and Crystal Palace boss replaced Garry Monk following the Owls’ poor start to the Championship season.
Whilst he began work on the training pitch this morning, his first game in charge is at Preston on Saturday – which could see the Hillsborough outfit climb out of the relegation-zone with three points.
But Pulis’ appointment as manager didn’t appear a popular choice with the Wednesday faithful.
However, the 62-year-old went some way to getting the Owls supporters on his side with one line in particular in Monday afternoon’s press-conference – taking a major swipe at Wednesday’s rivals Sheffield United.
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Pulis’ message was clear to the fans. He told Yorkshire Live: “When you look at the football club and enormous following they get, no disrespect to Sheffield United, but if you got this club into the Premier League it would be the biggest club in Sheffield.”
Unsurprisingly, that one comment went down a treat with Wednesday fans – with many joking that he’s already changed their minds about his appointment.
Check some of the best replies below:
Love him already 🔥
— Ben Savage (@bensaavage) November 16, 2020
Tbf he's done his homework on us and Knows his stuff
— Danny Booth (@owlzmadboothy) November 16, 2020
Ok ye he can stay
— Æ (@_ae19_) November 16, 2020
Starting to like him https://t.co/4jRN7nn6lJ
— James Ellis (@jamese11is) November 16, 2020
ok he’s the man up the pulis fc https://t.co/PKyaO1E7bV
— charlie (@charlieswfc_) November 16, 2020
— Andrew Dickinson (@dicko19814eva) November 16, 2020
Love him already 💙🤍 https://t.co/OaWhfbA2Vo
— lee webster (@webbyowls) November 16, 2020
Oh yes Tony….Good start young man 🤣🤣🤣🤣👏👏👏 https://t.co/AcBBlQ5woG
— 🦉🧢Stephen_SWFC_OvO🧢🦉 (@ilsonowl) November 16, 2020
— karl (@karlos68) November 16, 2020
— Katie Hughes (@KatieHu19984393) November 16, 2020
— Mark Bryan (@mark1867bryan) November 16, 2020