‘Stop messing about:’ Some Owls fans implore club to hire Paul Cook amid Cardiff City approach
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.

‘Stop messing about:’ Some Owls fans implore club to hire Paul Cook amid Cardiff City approach

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to implore the club to hire Paul Cook amid reports he was offered a short-term deal at Cardiff City.

Cook has emerged as one of the favourites for the vacant Wednesday post.

But the Owls have now gone almost a month since dismissing Tony Pulis and they have yet to make a decision on their new manager despite talks with Cook.

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The former Wigan Athletic manager told Talksport’s EFL Show how he applied for the Wednesday position before, while admitting to having held talks with time around.


But with the situation unresolved, Cardiff City reportedly moved for Cook on a short-term deal after firing Neil Harris, prompting some Owls fans to voice their opinion on Twitter.

Talksport claims Cook turned down Cardiff’s approach as he eyes a long-term move.

The 53-year-old would be ideal for Wednesday. He has both promotion and survival experience with Wigan Athletic, while his transfer record is largely astute.

Wednesday need a manager first and foremost to preserve their Championship status.

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Cook would have had Wigan in a comfortable midtable position had they not received a 12-point deduction late on last season, subsequently relegating the club.

It seems like a no-brainer. However, Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri may be wary with British bosses after Steve Bruce, Garry Monk and Tony Pulis’s short spells in charge.

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Also see: SWN view: Cardiff sacking Harris should push Owls to appoint 53-year-old boss

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