The former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook is understood to be under consideration by Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Daily Mail.
And Cook would be very keen on the job vacated by Garry Monk on Monday evening, in the opinion of Alan Biggs.
Biggs, the well-respected local journalist, tweeted the following shortly after Monk’s sacking was confirmed by Wednesday:
Cook left Wigan after the Latics’ relegation from the Championship was confirmed at the end of last season.
But context is necessary, with Wigan’s demotion coming as a direct result of having 12 points deducted for entering administration.
Without that, Cook’s side would have finished in 13th place – three points above Wednesday – after ending the campaign as one of the division’s form sides.
Cook won promotions at Wigan, Portsmouth and Chesterfield – the team Biggs supports – and enjoyed triple cup success with Sligo Rovers while managing in Ireland.
Two of his former players, Josh Windass and Chey Dunkley, are already on Wednesday’s books.
Windass, though, was deemed surplus to requirements by Cook at Wigan in January, resulting in the former’s move to Hillsborough.
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