Paul Cook turned down the chance to be the next Sheffield Wednesday manager after he was only offered a contract until the end of the season.
Exclusive: Understand Paul Cook now looking less likely to take over as #SWFC boss after turning down chance to take charge in a short term contract until the end of the season.
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— Nancy Frostick (@nancyfrostick) January 27, 2021
The former Wigan boss has been out of work since leaving the Latics in the previous campaign, and he has made no secret of his desire to return to the game, which saw him apply for the Owls vacancy.
And, The Athletic have revealed that after talks were held between Cook and the hierarchy, an offer was put towards the manager.
However, as it was only set to run to the end of the campaign, Cook declined, as he wants a long-term project.
That is a stance that many fans can understand, with Wednesday supporters bemused as to why Cook can’t be given a lengthy deal considering he is proven at this level.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the news from Twitter…
Can you blame the bloke? We’re a sinking ship in reality and why would a short term deal be appealing to anyone
— Dan🦉 (@BardoniSWFC) January 27, 2021
Give him the job and let him sign his own players.. Chansiri is killing the club. #swfc
— Walshy (@Richardwalsh21) January 27, 2021
Useless just sign him on 3 year deal job done 🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Jonny Larder (@jonnylarder) January 27, 2021
Nobody wants a short term deal. This is why Thompson will be named manager
— Hirsty (@Deeowl) January 27, 2021
Don't blame him. Sad to say it as I'd like him at swfc. But this place is toxic and owned by a level of incompetence you wouldn't believe
— Peter Horner (@peterhorner1867) January 27, 2021
Why would we offer him a short term deal. Joke owner
— Edward James (@EdwardJ40771921) January 27, 2021
That kind of pathetic contract offer sums up Chansiri and his advisors. If true, It’s instructive of how he runs the club, on the hoof, with no long-term plan at all. With Chansiri at the helm, we’re goosed, cos a good coach’ll walk a million miles in the opposite direction.
— Damien Lane (@Damienlanesun) January 27, 2021