Former Sheffield Wednesday player and Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of Paul Cook being named as the club’s new manager.
This comes after Prutton recently made an appearance on The Sky Sports EFL Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the lower leagues of English football.
On the subject of Wednesday’s managerial hunt, Prutton had this to say on the possibility of Cook becoming the new manager at the Yorkshire club after being linked with the position.
He said: “I think having someone like Paul in the building, yes, he’s tactically, wonderfully, very, very astute, gets a lot out of his players – but his personality goes a long way, it would give them a hell of a lift if he walked in there, he’d grab them by the bootstraps and say ‘come on, this is the direction I’m going in, you’re either with me or you’re out.'”
The Owls are still without a permanent manager after they parted company with Tony Pulis back in December after he had spent just 10 games in charge at the club.
Wednesday currently sit in 21st position in the Championship table after winning six out of their 23 played league games so far this season, drawing seven and losing 10 of them along the way (per BBC Sport).
TIF Thoughts on David Prutton’s comments on Paul Cook…
Cook is currently without a club after leaving his previous job at Wigan Athletic back in August last year where he had taken charge of 155 games, winning 65, drawing 40 and losing 50 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Would you like to see Paul Cook hired as Wednesday's new manager?
In our view, given how Cook has only managed to win 28 out of the 92 games he’s managed in the Championship, maybe hiring him as Wednesday’s new manager could be a bit of a risk.