Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship rivals Stoke City are ready to offer a manager who was recently linked with the Owls a return to the Bet365 Stadium, according to The Sun.

The newspaper claims the current Stoke boss Nathan Jones is on thin ice after winning just four of his 32 games in charge.

And Tony Pulis, who has already had two spells at the Potters helm, is among the candidates to replace the struggling Welshman.

Pulis was ‘sounded out’ by Sheffield Wednesday after Steve Bruce left to join Newcastle United in mid-July and remained ‘under serious consideration’ until Garry Monk’s appointment last month, according to The Star.

Pulis during his Middlesbrough spell (photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The 61-year-old led Stoke to the Premier League in 2008 and later managed Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at top-flight level, before succeeding Monk at Middlesbrough, who sacked him at the end of last season.

Sheffield Wednesday are due to face Stoke at Hillsborough in three weeks’ time.

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