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Simon Jordan delivers no-nonsense verdict on Sheffield Wednesday’s pursuit of Tony Pulis

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Appointing Tony Pulis as Sheffield Wednesday manager would not be ‘an inspiring decision’, according to Simon Jordan.

The Owls are searching for a new boss after Dejphon Chansiri made the decision to sack Garry Monk on Monday evening.

This comes after a disappointing start to the season which as seen the South Yorkshire side sitting in 23rd place in the Championship after 11 games.

Of course this comes after the decision to hand Wednesday a 12-point deduction for breaching spending rules, but results have seemingly been poor enough for Chansiri to take action.

Reports have suggested that former Middlesbrough boss Pulis is closing in on the job at Hillsborough –an appointment that Jordan believes is ‘ relatively safe’.

Speaking on talkSPORT, as quoted by Yorkshire Live, Jordan said: “I don’t think he pulled up trees at Middlesbrough but I do think that some of the work that he did at Stoke and Palace was of the highest quality.

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“It’s not an inspiring decision but it’s a decision based upon perhaps where Sheffield Wednesday are at this moment in time, which is they’re struggling at the bottom of the league because of the points docking.

“I don’t know what Tony Pulis would have said to the owner that would have convinced him that he’s a better solution than Garry Monk. I’m not a huge admirer of Garry Monk’s either.

“But I look at Tony Pulis and think, OK, you know what you’re going to get. He’s relatively safe. I don’t think you’re going to get an easy ride with him as an owner.”

The Verdict

Tony Pulis is a smart appointment, in my opinion.

Given where Sheffield Wednesday are at the moment the main priority for them has to be on finding a manager who can organise the team and grind out the required results to secure safety.

Pulis is the best man to do exactly that, and as far as the Owls’ supporters are concerned I believe that this is exactly what is needed for the club to consolidate before kicking on in the future.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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