‘This time we need to think more’: Sheffield Wednesday owner on sacking Pulis

Sheffield Wednesday’s owner, Dejphon Chansiri, has claimed hiring Tony Pulis was a “mistake” he will not make again when recruiting his next manager.

Wednesday host Derby on Friday night with Neil Thompson in temporary charge after Pulis was sacked on Monday.

Thompson guided the team to a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough less than 24 hours after Pulis’s dismissal. Pulis, a former Stoke, West Brom and Crystal Palace manager, was appointed in November and registered one win in 10 matches.

“I need to bring in the right one,” Chansiri said. “I thought Pulis was the right one but I was totally wrong. I can’t make a mistake this time.

“After I sacked Pulis, many offers came in but I can only choose one. I need to make sure it is the right one. We are still working. I will try to make a decision as soon as possible. My people need to help me make a shortlist and then we’ll look at it. Then we’ll start to interview. This time we need to think more and more. I don’t want any surprises again.”

Wednesday remain in the relegation zone but are three games unbeaten.