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.
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.
Just give Cook a 3 year contract and let him build he wants a long term contract. #swfc https://t.co/FmYL5r0ptq
— James Stenton. (@Stento1867) January 22, 2021
So Cardiff offered Paul cook 6 month contract .. but turned down as wants something longer term. #swfc
— Dan (@danowl16) January 22, 2021
Our owner (swfc) has taken like 4 weeks and still no manager 🙈. Fans are clamouring to get cook in also but can bet we will get some unknown.
— Chris Savage 🦉🏳️🌈 (@Metroguy78) January 22, 2021
@swfc Do the right thing and bring Cook in now he’s rejected these! 🦉
— Chris Dooley (@Dooley222) January 22, 2021
I don’t understand the reservations over appointing Cook early. For me it was a no brainer and would have given us stability. I suspect the reason for not doing it is Chansiri has given his advisors all power over transfers and he wouldn’t accept this, which is understandable.
— FPL MattSWFC (@MattrpSwfc) January 22, 2021
Stop messing about now @swfc seriously. If Cardiff had offered cook a longer deal that option would be gone. The next champ club to sack their gaffer will get him 💯 if we don’t!!!! #swfc https://t.co/Hvh07hMgJT
— Daz (@Bobbydazzler29) January 22, 2021
Come on Chansiri let’s get Cook before Cardiff City do.
DON’T get this one Wrong.
— Mark Pitsmoor OWL (@Markmoorhouse2) January 21, 2021
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.
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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