Sheffield Wednesday appoint Tony Pulis as new manager

  • Pulis replaces Garry Monk in what is his 11th managerial post
  • Wednesday second-bottom in Championship
Tony Pulis as West Brom manager
Tony Pulis has replaced Garry Monk as manager of Sheffield Wednesday. Photograph: James Baylis - AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Gett

Sheffield Wednesday have announced the appointment of Tony Pulis as their new manager. The 62-year-old succeeds Garry Monk, who was sacked by the club earlier this week.

Pulis returns to management after leaving Middlesbrough in May 2019 and having previously managed Gillingham, Stoke, Crystal Palace and West Brom, among others.

The job at Hillsborough is Pulis’s 11th in management and he takes charge of a club that sit second-bottom in the Championship, having been hit with a 12-point deduction in July, with the sanction reduced to six points last week following an appeal.

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BREAKING: We are delighted to confirm that Tony Pulis is our new first team manager #swfc pic.twitter.com/DzjHaIP3Hh

November 13, 2020

A run of four straight league defeats was ended with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth before Saturday’s goalless draw with Millwall, which proved Monk’s last game in charge.