According to The Sun (November 15, Page 65), Sheffield Wednesday considered a move for former Everton boss Marco Silva before appointing Tony Pulis.
The Owls decided to dismiss Garry Monk after 11 games of the season, with Wednesday sitting second from bottom following their points deduction.
Some may argue the sacking of Monk was quite harsh. However, with just seven wins in his last 34 league games, Wednesday have vastly underperformed this calendar year.
Pulis has been tasked with guiding the Owls back up the Championship table.
But a report from The Sun claim another figure was considered prior to his arrival in former Everton manager Marco Silva who is currently out of work.
Despite a relegation on his CV with Hull City, the Portuguese built up a reputation as an outstanding young coach as he guided the Tigers to some impressive wins.
Silva later moved to Watford, where he was then sacked after Everton came calling.
The Toffees finally got their man in May 2018. Silva took Everton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League which included a 4-0 win over Manchester United.
The 43-year-old, however, was sacked last December with Everton in the relegation zone.
While Silva has shown promise, Wednesday have certainly gone with the safter option in Pulis and it seemed the former Middlesbrough boss was always the outstanding candidate.
Pulis knew Dejphon Chansiri through the latter’s advisor, Amadeu Paixao, and it’s known they had spoken before about the prospect of managing the Hillsborough club.
Chansiri told Yorkshire Live of his past conversations with Pulis, and how he believes now is the right time for the straight-talking Welshman to take charge of the Owls.
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