Prospective new Owls boss Paul Cook has message for Wednesday fans as he eyes job
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Prospective new Owls boss Paul Cook has message for Wednesday fans as he eyes job

Prospective new Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Cook told Talksport EFL show how he has been overwhelmed with support from Owls fans amid his interest in the job.

Wednesday are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Tony Pulis.

Pulis lasted just 45 days in the job after succeeding Garry Monk. But since his dismissal, the Owls recorded back-to-back wins to move out of the Championship bottom three.

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Former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook has plenty of pedigree. He guided the Latics to promotion and would have kept them up last year had it not been for a points deduction.


Speaking to the EFL show, Cook admits he wants the Owls job having applied two months ago and is overwhelmed by the support he has received on social media.

“First and foremost, as a manager and a person looking at the job, through social media I am absolutely overwhelmed with the support I’ve been receiving from Sheffield Wednesday fans in general, from the support there that have wanted me to go into the club and have thought I am the right person, that’s fantastic. 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 later admits despite not applying this time around, he has held talks with Wednesday over the vacant position and now he is waiting on an answer.

But Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri often makes surprise choices.

Carlos Carvalhal and Jos Luhukay were both spontaneous choices while it appears former Watford boss Vladimir Ivic is now the latest name linked with the Hillsborough hot seat.

WIGAN, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Paul Cook manager of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium on February 11, 2020 in Wigan, England.

Cook, 53, would surely be the safe bet for Wednesday’s short-term goals.

The threat of relegation is certainly there and now may not be the time to gamble on an unorthodox option when Cook has the experience needed to guide the Owls away from danger.

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