Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on speculation that caretaker manager Neil Thompson will remain in charge for the rest of the season.
Thompson is currently interim boss following the sacking of Tony Pulis.
The former U23 manager has presided over back-to-back Championship wins, getting a strong reaction from the players following a poor run of form under his predecessor Pulis.
A number of names have been linked with the vacant post. Paul Cook is a popular candidate who told Talksport’s EFL show this past week how he has held talks with the club.
But journalist Alan Biggs has since claimed Wednesday will stick with Thompson, possibly to the end of the season, prompting some Owls fans to voice their opinion.
Not the worst option Alan but successful interim managers are few and far between long term. I wonder how much of this is down to DC finding it hard to get someone who will work with him?
— stephen varns (@stevie1953) January 23, 2021
Doesn’t really inspire got to be honest the performances were poor last 2 games think he’ll struggle to keep us up really do another Mess created by DC
— Craig1973 (@craighay) January 23, 2021
Not sure he has sufficient experience of the Championship or tactical know how. IMO we will be heading to league 1 but I’d love to be proven wrong.
— mjswift (@mjswift2509) January 23, 2021
It will be ok til he loses a couple then everyone will want an experienced manager…
— David Clayton (@DavidCl61796527) January 23, 2021
Wouldn’t be the worst option frankly.
— James (@Jamesy_boy) January 23, 2021
Indicates to me that DC hasn’t a clue what he wants, who he wants and once again is purely reactive rather than being proactive.
— Mark Hope 🇬🇧 (@owls_4life) January 23, 2021
But they were struggling to go though all the applications 🤣
— Darren Foers (@FoersDarren) January 23, 2021
Derby County’s 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers has seen the Rams move six points clear of Sheffield Wednesday and safety down at the bottom of the Championship.
The Owls, despite their good recent run, are up against it in the battle for survival.
Former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has experience of survival with the Latics, while last season they were on course for a safe midtable spot before their 12-point deduction.
Cook seems an obvious candidate to turn to. However, Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri may be wary of his record with British coaches after Steve Bruce, Garry Monk and Pulis.
Thompson staying in charge could be ideal if the Owls stay in the division and get their number one in the summer. But it would be a big gamble given their current position.