Tony Pulis on brink of being unveiled as new Sheffield Wednesday manager with just ‘finer details’ to be ironed out as he prepares to replace Garry Monk
- Tony Pulis is expected to take over as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday
- Pulis, 62, will replace Garry Monk, who was fired from the role on Monday
- The hire mirrors Middlesbrough’s move to get Pulis in after sacking Monk in 2017
- Pulis has not managed since leaving Middlesbrough following 2018-19 season
Sheffield Wednesday are close to announcing Tony Pulis as their new manager, just four days after the club sacked former boss Garry Monk.
Pulis, who has previously managed Stoke City, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, is expected to take over at Hillsborough after advanced talks over the past couple of days, according to the BBC.
The final details, such as over Pulis’s coaching team, are reportedly all that is left to be agreed.
Tony Pulis is set to be unveiled as the new manager of struggling Sheffield Wednesday
Pulis replaces Garry Monk, who was fired on Monday with Wednesday 23rd in the league
The Welshman has not managed since leaving Middlesbrough at the end of the 2018-2019 season after the club failed to make it to the Championship play-offs.
In a cruel twist of fate for Monk, Pulis was also the man who replaced him when he was fired by Middlesbrough when the club were ninth in the Championship in 2017.
Known for his turgid football style, Pulis is also associated with defensive stability, having produced gritty Premier League sides that were renowned for making life difficult for opponents.
Sheffield Wednesday are in dire need of such solidity. The club are 23rd in the Championship, having taken just six points from 11 games, after a six-point deduction for breaching spending rules.
Monk was previously fired and replaced by Pulis in 2017 when he was Middlesbrough manager
After Monk’s departure several high-profile names were linked to the Sheffield Wednesday job in recent days, including Phil Neville, Sol Campbell and Nigel Pearson.
Monk, 41, joined the Owls in September 2019, overseeing 58 games with 18 wins, 15 draws and 25 losses.
In a statement following his sacking, Monk said it was a ‘hugely disappointment’ to leave the club.
‘I gladly accepted the huge challenge, which was something I was determined to get my teeth into,’ he said.
‘Unfortunately we were unable to maintain that form and produce the same consistency to gain the results we wanted.’
Pulis has managed Stoke City, Crystal Place and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League