Speaking on talkSPORT (Via YorkshireLive), Paul Cook has admitted that he applied to become the new Sheffield Wednesday manager earlier this season.
Cook has reportedly once again applied for the post in the wake of Tony Pulis being sacked by the Owls, but Cook has said that talks aren’t ongoing with the Yorkshire outfit.
Cook says that he’s wanted the Sheffield Wednesday job for quite a while, applying for the role in late 2020.
“If I can be as honest as I can be with anyone, Sheffield Wednesday supporters, I applied for the job first time around when Tony Pulis took the job and I wasn’t considered, I never got a phone call. That’s football,” Cook said.
“The second time around I deemed that if I didn’t get a phone call first time, I didn’t see the point in applying second time.
“But I have had contact with Sheffield Wednesday, we have spoken. As we speak now those talks aren’t really ongoing so that’s where the situation stands.
“I wish Sheffield Wednesday going forward, whether it’s Paul Cook or any manager, the best of luck because it’s a fantastic club with fantastic support.”
This is a bittersweet update for Wednesday fans to hear.
On one hand, it’s great to hear that a three-time promotion winning manager is interested in the job, but you can’t help but feel that Dejphon Chasiri should have chosen him ahead of Tony Pulis.
Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and it’s easy to say that now, but with Cook still interested in the job, we can only hope that the Owls don’t make the same mistake twice by snubbing Cook.
It remains to be seen who the Owls will appoint as the new Sheffield Wednesday manager.