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‘Reactive; Doesn’t really inspire’: Some Owls fans react to Neil Thompson update from journalist

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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