‘Top manger’: Derby ace Curtis Davies raves about new Owls boss Tony Pulis
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‘Top manger’: Derby ace Curtis Davies raves about new Owls boss Tony Pulis

Derby County defender Curtis Davies told EFL podcast he isn’t surprised by Sheffield Wednesday’s appointment of Tony Pulis as cites the Welshman as a top manager.

The Owls replaced Garry Monk with Pulis after a poor start to the campaign.

Monk admitted he was disappointed after meeting his pre-season goal coming into the November international break, but Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri felt otherwise.

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Chansiri knew Pulis before and told Yorkshire Live how the time is right for his arrival.


Speaking to the EFL Podcast, Davies feels the Owls have appointed a top manager.

The appointment doesn’t surprise me because of Pulis’s credentials. He’s been a top manager for many years. Tony Pulis has an outstanding track record. What he can do and the way he can rescue clubs as well. With the position that Sheffield Wednesday find themselves in, I’m sure he’ll be going in there doing his usual team shape, organization, set-pieces – getting the team as top-top as they can. He will make sure they know all the information they require so come the weekend they are ready for the first game because he will want to hit the ground running and he’ll want to be showing he’s back with a bang.

Davies, 35, saw Wednesday move above his Derby side as the Rams now sit bottom of the Championship table with just one win from their opening 11 Championship games.

Derby’s poor form also saw manager Phillip Cocu lose his job this past week.

Davies has enjoyed a decent career at the top level. While never playing under Pulis, he was reportedly the subject of heavy interest from the Welshman in the past.

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The Mirror claim Pulis, while at Stoke City, tried to hijack Birmingham City’s move for Davies in 2011, moving for the defender while he was undergoing a medical at St. Andrew’s.

Pulis’s reported attempt failed. Davies went on to sign for the Blues, before spending three seasons in the Premier League with Hull City and later joining Derby.

Also see: Three Owls players who may immediately suffer from Monk exit, including 2019 signing

Also see: Report: Manager with PL top10 finish was in frame for Owls job before Pulis appointment

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