In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former EFL marksman Dean Windass has revealed what he’s heard surrounding the vacant managerial job at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls are looking for their fifth boss in three years following the shock sacking of Tony Pulis two weeks ago.
Thai chairman Dejphon Chansiri pulled the trigger on the veteran Welshman after just one win in ten matches and has since left coach Neil Thompson in caretaker charge.
According to Windass, the Wednesday owner is set to go down the foreign route this time around.
Speaking to FFC, Windass said:
“I don’t know who’s going to get the job.
“I’ve heard on the grapevine – not by Josh – that they are going to go down the foreign market after Tony.
“So only time will tell when we hear. I’m sure we’ll know before the players will know.”
Under Chansiri, the Owls have appointed two managers from outside the UK, both turned out to be either side of the performance spectrum.
Carlos Carvalhal guided the Yorkshire giants to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, something they’ve not achieved since, whilst Jos Luhukay only lasted 48 games in 2018.
Wednesday have not achieved a better finish than 12th since the 2016/17 campaign and currently face an uphill battle to survive in the division, though Thompson now has them unbeaten in all three matches under his stewardship.
Heading into this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Exeter City, the Owls are only outside of the drop zone on goal difference with two teams below them holding at least one game in hand.
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