The length of Tony Pulis’s Sheffield Wednesday contract could be longer than thought.

The Telegraph’s John Percy reported on Wednesday that Pulis was in ‘advanced talks’ to become the new Owls manager.

And he added that the Welshman’s deal would likely run until the end of the season if he is appointed.

But a move to Hillsborough, on a contract spanning two-and-a-half years, is now ‘nearing completion’, according to the well-connected Alan Biggs.

Biggs, who cites ‘good sources’, claims Pulis will be assisted at Hillsborough by his long-term side-kick David Kemp.

Kemp worked alongside the 62-year-old at Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Stoke City, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.

West Bromwich Albion Training Session
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – APRIL 05: Assistant Coach Dave Kemp with Tony Pulis, manager of West Bromwich Albion during the West Bromwich Albion Training Session at The Hawthorns on April 5, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

The Londoner, who is five years’ Pulis’s senior, has retired twice in that time and moved to California in the summer of 2018.

But it appears the chance to reunite with Pulis at Wednesday will lure him back once more.

We at SheffieldWednesday.News listed Kemp among several other potential staff appointments – including two ex-Owls – in the hyperlinked piece on Wednesday.

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