Sheffield Wednesday journalist Joe Crann took to Twitter to discuss Sheffield Wednesday’s January transfer business, with the club currently on the hunt for their third permanent manager of the 2020/21 campaign following the sacking of Tony Pulis on 28th December, with Neil Thompson currently in charge of the first-team in a caretaker role.
In his tweet, the journalist shared that he believes the Owls will put their player recruitment on hold until they appoint a new permanent manager, with that search taking priority for the Yorkshire club at present.
Why might Sheffield Wednesday be likely to put their player recruitment on hold?
Crann went on to explain that the “last thing they need” at Hillsborough right now is for the club to sign players before appointing a new manager, only for that new manager to ultimately not want those particular players.
This may be understandable when you consider that, according to Owls owner and chairman Dejphon Chansiri, Pulis told Chansiri that the squad would be ‘better suited’ to a different manager with a different style, as they didn’t ‘buy into his mentality.’
Could signing players be difficult before a manager is appointed?
Crann also indicated that it will likely be difficult for the Owls to sign anyone before appointing a new manager, with the journalist explaining that potential new on-the-pitch arrivals will want to know who they’ll be playing for.
Should Wednesday wait until a manager is appointed to sign players?
So, perhaps all of this suggests that Sheffield Wednesday may aim to appoint their new manager relatively soon, in order to give themselves as much time as possible to determine what January business they want to do.
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