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Report: Rene Weiler emerges as manager candidate for Owls job

According to Yorkshire Live, Sheffield Wednesday are considering former Anderlecht and Al Ahly boss Rene Weiler for the vacant managerial job at Hillsborough.

The Owls are on the search for a new boss after sacking Tony Pulis.

Pulis, who succeeded Garry Monk, only lasted 45 days in charge of Wednesday and was dismissed with a disappointing record of just one win in ten games.

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Neil Thompson is currently in temporary charge, winning back-to-back games.

But owner Dejphon Chansiri seemingly has a more established name in mind as the Owls look to move clear of the relegation zone and preserve their Championship status.

Yorkshire Live claim Weiler has emerged as a potential candidate.

The Swiss boss won league titles in Belgium with Anderlecht and in Egypt with Al Ahly. He departed the latter after admitting time away from his family was a struggle.

Weiler left Al Ahly in October boasting a 77% win record there.

Wednesday owner Chansiri claims the club have had many applicants for the vacant role. Names such as Paul Cook, Jose Morais and Joey Barton have also been mentioned.

Weiler has the best pedigree in terms of winning silverware. Whether he would be suited or able to adapt to Championship football is however another matter.

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Wednesday must get their next managerial appointment right. Their latest 1-0 victory over Derby County lifted them out of the drop zone, but the warning signs are still there.

The squad isn’t blessed with great quality despite Chansiri’s observations. A lack of goals remains a problem, with mounting injuries to key players hasn’t helped.

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