Sheffield Wednesday are ‘believed to be in talks with at least three managerial candidates’, including the former Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis, according to BBC Sport’s Ian Dennis.

The news comes after Wednesday sacked Garry Monk, who was replaced by Pulis at Middlesbrough, on Monday evening.

But it is unclear as yet who the others in the frame might be.

The former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook was the early bookmakers’ favourite and would be a popular choice with many Owls fans, it would appear.

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Nigel Pearson, Wednesday’s most recent trophy-winning captain, has also been mentioned as a possible Monk successor after leaving Watford at the end of last season.

Pulis has been out of work since May 2019, when Middlesbrough failed to renew his contract after a poor run of results saw them drop out of the Championship play-off positions.

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The 62-year-old, whose style of play is famously perceived as being uneasy on the eye, won 44 per cent of his games in charge of Middlesbrough.

He also has promotions with Bournemouth and Stoke City on his CV, after which he gained a reputation for keeping clubs in the Premier League rather than guiding them to it.

Sheffield Wednesday’s players are understood to be off until Thursday and are next in action at Preston North End next Saturday.

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