Sheffield Wednesday have made contact with former Wigan boss Paul Cook about becoming Tony Pulis’ permanent replacement, according to journalist Alan Biggs.
Pulis was sacked by the Owls on Monday after just 45 days in charge, with the side having won just one of their 10 games under the experienced coach.
The search for his permanent replacement is underway and Biggs has reported that the Yorkshire club has contacted Cook regarding the vacant manager’s job.
The reliable Wednesday source indicated that the Owls will likely have done the same to other candidates meaning “nothing clear cut” has been decided yet.
Cook has been jobless since leaving Wigan in the summer, having very nearly kept them up last term despite administration and a 12-point deduction.
The 53-year-old has a fantastic record in the EFL, having won promotion with the Latics, Chesterfield, and Portsmouth.
Wednesday are facing a battle at the bottom of the Championship table this season and Cook has relevant experience, having kept Wigan up in 2018/19 and nearly doing so again in 2019/20.
Danny Cowley, Sven-Göran Eriksson, and Ryan Lowe have been linked with the job once again, while interim boss Neil Thompson has done his chances no harm by picking up back-to-back wins this week.
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This should be music to the ears of Wednesday fans.
Thompson has done a great job so far but you feel they need someone with managerial experience and Cook could be just the man for the job.
He’s had success everywhere he’s been in the EFL and has shown that he’s the type of character that can lift dressing rooms.
Bringing him in early in the January window would make a huge amount of sense.