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Bruno Baltazar is in the running to become the new Sheffield Wednesday boss, as per the Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The 43-year-old, who was most recently assistant manager at Nottingham Forest, is being earmarked as a potential candidate to replace Tony Pulis, following his dismissal from Hillsborough.
Baltazar has had a varied managerial career having managed the likes Olhanense, APOEL and Estoril among others, though quite remarkably he’s rarely stayed at a club for longer than a year.
So, with Wednesday in a lowly position in the league and in need of rejuvenation, is Baltazar a good potential replacement for Pulis?
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He has an experienced coaching background but I believe the Owls should be looking for someone who has a bit more experience of managing in England.
It’s another example of a younger coach looking to make their mark in the Championship but I feel this would come at the wrong time for all parties.
I have always felt that Paul Cook would be the more logical of choices for the job due to his previous experience at Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic.
In short, I don’t see Baltazar as a logical replacement for Pulis and for that reason I do not see him taking over the reins at Hillsborough.
It looks a little risky.
He’s not stayed long at many of the clubs he has been at but, of course, there’s no reason why he couldn’t end up being a shrewd appointment.
For me, though, I think Wednesday might want to leave things they are on a short-term basis at least as they appear to have turned a bit of a corner.
It’s all about momentum for them to get away from the dropzone and they are finally building some, why bother changing it up again?
I think Dejphon Chansiri might be best off sitting on his hands here.
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Surely there are better options out there for the Owls?
Sheffield Wednesday haven’t been good enough on the whole this season, and I wasn’t surprised to see them part company with Tony Pulis when they did, especially with Dejphon Chansiri’s record with managers in the past.
But I’m really not convinced that Bruno Baltazar is the answer to their managerial problems, as he doesn’t have any experience in charge of a team in English football.
He has worked as an assistant at Nottingham Forest, but that’s it in terms of working in the Championship.
There are far safer options out there for the Owls, and they shouldn’t be taking a risk in appointing Baltazar, especially when a manager like Paul Cook is still available to appoint this month.