James Marriott and Dom Howson discussed all of the latest Sheffield Wednesday news on the most recent edition of Owls-focused podcast Singing The Blues.
They spent some time talking about the Yorkshire club’s manager hunt during the show. The Owls are without a permanent manager since Tony Pulis was sacked on 28th December. Since then, academy manager Neil Thompson has been pulling double-duty by taking charge of the first-team.
Wednesday’s Championship rivals Cardiff City also sacked their manager, Neil Harris, on 21st January after they went on a dismal run which saw them suffer six straight defeats.
During this podcast, Marriott asked Howson if he believes it’s inevitable that Harris will now get linked with the Hillsborough hotseat, to which Howson responded by sharing he wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case. He also went on to share that he wouldn’t be opposed to the 43-year-old taking the reins at the Yorkshire club, saying: “I wouldn’t be against it, James, in all honesty.”
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TIF Thoughts on what Howson said about Harris…
Judging by what the journalist had to say, it seems that in addition to thinking there’s a good chance that the ex-Cardiff man will get linked with the vacant manager’s position at the Yorkshire club, Howson also doesn’t seem to think that Harris would be a bad appointment for Owls owner and chairman Dejphon Chansiri to make, despite the negative way in which his time at Cardiff came to an end.
So, it will be interesting to see if Chansiri does consider bringing Harris to Hillsborough, however, knowing that the Owls have been enjoying a good run of form under caretaker boss Thompson, maybe the Owls’ chairman feels there is no rush in appointing a new permanent manager, as has been reported, so Sheffield Wednesday fans may need to wait a bit longer before finding out who the long-term successor to Pulis will be.