Sheffield Wednesday have sacked Tony Pulis after just 10 games in charge.
Lasting just 45 days in the hot seat, Pulis’ reign is the shortest tenure of any permanent manager in Wednesday history.
Dejphon Chansiri has wielded the axe on the Welshman after a record of one win, four draws and five defeats, and the news has left many fans exasperated, despite the uninspiring brand of football.
In a club statement, Chansiri has said that the decision has been taken due to poor results and ‘other issues’.
Some have speculated that Pulis may have acted on his promise of being honest and not sugar-coating things to Chansiri, and the Thai owner didn’t take it well.
In the eyes of Gillette Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling – who knows Pulis well from working on his show together before his Owls stint – that may have had a bearing.
He wrote on Twitter: “So Tony Pulis sacked after 45 days. Who on earth does the owner think will want to take on this club now? 4points from last 2 games. Tony has probably told him a few home truths and he hasn’t liked it.”
First team coach Neil Thompson will take charge against Middlesbrough tonight, and the search for a new head coach will already be underway.
One gets the feeling though at this point that, so long as Chansiri remains at the helm at Hillsborough, it won’t much matter who comes in.