According to a report by Yorkshire Live, Paul Cook has applied to become the next Sheffield Wednesday manager.
The former Wigan boss has been out of work since leaving the Latics in the summer, and despite being linked to a number of jobs at this level, he’s yet to land a new role.
However, it seems as though he’s no ready to step back into management, with Yorkshire Live reporting that he has now formally applied for the job.
It’s not all that surprising to hear Cook is keen to become the next Sheffield Wednesday manager, after all, he clearly has a lot of admiration for the size and stature of the Yorkshire outfit, recently commenting on how flattered he was to be linked with the role.
‘Sheffield Wednesday is an absolutely massive football club. It would be a fantastic club for anyone to manage so while I’m being linked with it, it is obviously very flattering,’ Cook told Sky Sports recently (Via Portsmouth News).
Unfortunately for Cook, he’s not the only manager interesting in taking the reins at Hillsborough.
Indeed, the report also states that numerous other managers have applied for the position, with the club reportedly inundated with applications from across the world, with Rene Weiler remaining strongly linked with the role.
Despite a number of applications coming in, it’s hard to imagine that many managers will have a CV more suited to Sheffield Wednesday than Paul Cook.
Cook, of course, has experience working with a points deduction and with financial issues around the club after his ill-fated spell with Wigan last year ended with a harsh relegation after the Lancashire outfit were put into administration by their new owners.
Whether or not he becomes the next Sheffield Wednesday manager remains to be seen, but the fact that he’s interested is a huge boost.