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Exclusive: Sheffield Wednesday caretaker Neil Thompson tipped to get job permanently

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Sheffield Wednesday legend Carlton Palmer has revealed what he’s heard about the vacant managerial role at Hillsborough Stadium.

The Owls are looking for their fifth manager in three years following the shock sacking of Tony Pulis just over a week ago, and the former midfielder believes that current caretaker boss, Neil Thompson, is going to get the gig for the remainder of the season.

Wednesday are now unbeaten in four matches as the 57-year-old has guided them to back-to-back Championship victories for the first time since December 2019.

Should Chansiri appoint Thompson as Pulis' permanent successor?

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Thai chairman Dejphon Chansiri laid into Pulis during a two-hour press conference, criticising his style of football and admitting it was a “mistake” to appoint him in the first place just days after his dismissal, via talkSPORT.

He will surely be pleased with the reaction since with Thompson in control as he begins the search for a new boss.

And Palmer has claimed that the long-serving Owls coach will get the job until the summer…


He told FFC:

“The shout, from what I’m hearing, is they’re going to give it to Thompson until the end of the season, which would be an easy fit for them because he’s going to do what he’s told.

“He knows the players, he knows about the players and they will run through a brick wall for him, and [they will] give him until the end of the season to just keep them in the division.

“You know, that’s the easiest scenario for the chairman.

“But if they kick on, and no disregard to Thompson, but he’s not the man who’s going to get them promoted to the Premier League.”

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A decision will need to be made quickly as Pulis’ sacking couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Wednesday need reinforcements during the January transfer window and at the minute, they’re likely to be made without a permanent manager, which could spell trouble later down the line.

Which is also why the possibility of Thompson being appointed permanently makes a ton of sense.

But as Palmer says, the short-term fix isn’t necessarily the right one for the long run, and Chansiri could be back at square one come the summer.

AND in other news, Sheffield Wednesday could find their next Carlos Carvalhal in one-time UCL winner…

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