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Sheffield Wednesday: Club set to make their move for former Middlesbrough and Stoke City boss

Sheffield Wednesday: Club set to make their move for former Middlesbrough and Stoke City boss

Sheffield Wednesday could be set to make a move for former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis.

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The Owls are still keeping faith with interim manager Lee Bullen for now, but following another loss yesterday at home to QPR, Wednesday are now eyeing a move for the experienced Pulis.

According to the Sun, Pulis will be pursued if Bullen fails to pick his Owls team up following their loss to the R’s, with owner Dejphon Chansiri now keeping a close watching eye over proceedings under Bullen.

Pulis made his name with Stoke after leading them to the Premier League and securing their status as a top flight club for a decade before leaving for Crystal Palace. He later moved on to both West Brom and Middlesbrough where he failed to replicate the sort of winning form he’d shown at Stoke, despite leading Albion to a 10th place finish in the Premier League in 2016/17 season.

In his final season at West Brom, he was sacked after the Baggies found themselves a point above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, at Middlesbrough, he failed to lead his side to the play-offs in his last term at the Riverside.

The 61-year-old would be one of the more experienced names Wednesday could go for as they look to secure a permanent figure head at the club. His numbers aren’t too bad either, with Pulis holding a win percentage of 36.64 over 333 games with the Potters. However, Wednesday would be hoping they get more of that, rather than the 29.29% he had during his time with West Brom.

In comparison, the Owls’ best spell in recent years came under Carlos Carvalhal, who held an impressive 42.75% win ratio during his time with the club. This form got them to the play-offs twice as they narrowly lost out both times to Huddersfield and Hull City.

Pulis is a safe pair of hands and will ensure the Owls remain solid. Last season, no club in the Championship conceded less goals than Middlesbrough (via WhoScored).

If they want a safe option and a certain way of playing, then Pulis could be their man should Bullen depart.

Wednesday fans, would you like to see Pulis at Hillsborough? Let us know in the comment section below!

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