Sheffield Wednesday podcaster Peter Lohmann from the Owls About Stat podcast appeared on a recent edition of Derby County podcast The Rams Review to discuss all of the latest Owls news following Tony Pulis’ sacking earlier this week.
While discussing the 62-year-old’s departure and what might come next for Sheffield Wednesday during this podcast, Lohmann spent some time talking about Paul Cook, who is currently without a club after leaving Wigan Athletic back in the summer, and he shared that he believes Cook would be a better fit for Wednesday’s squad than Pulis was.
He said: (11:16) “It was the wrong hire. A guy like Paul Cook would fit the squad and the situation we were in, in November, a lot better because of his positive outline, both as a football tactician but also in squad management and so on.”
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TIF Thoughts on what Loehmann had to say about Cook…
Cook, who has won three league titles in his managerial career, has been discussed by some as a potential successor to Pulis, with Alan Biggs recently taking to Twitter to name the 53-year-old as his ‘top choice’ for the Hillsborough hot seat, explaining that the former Wigan boss wasn’t even spoken to by the Owls when Pulis was appointed following Garry Monk’s sacking in November.
The journalist shared that he believes Cook would be open to taking on the role, while he also claimed that Cook would be a good fit for the position, similarly to Lohmann, explaining that he’d be ‘capable of lifting the place.’
Judging by what both Lohmann and Biggs have had to say on Cook, it seems that the perception of the 53-year-old is that he’s a far more positive person and manager than Pulis. If that is the case and he would be open to taking the job, as Biggs has suggested, then perhaps the Owls should consider appointing him this time, especially given that Pulis clearly didn’t work out, so maybe it would be wise for Wednesday to consider appointing someone cut from a different cloth and it will be interesting to see if that is the route they ultimately go down.