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Monk Is Out Of The Hotseat

So, that’s the end of the Garry Monk era at Hillsborough then after the news has come out tonight from the club that he has been relieved of his duties as Owls’ manager.

Following a pretty average 0-0 draw with Millwall at the weekend, Wednesday Chairman, Dejphon Chansiri has called time on the 41 year old who was only in charge for a year and 2 months give or take a few days. Monk departs Hillsborough along with his coaching staff, some of which have only just arrived at the club this summer.

In that time, his record stood at managed 58, won 19, drawn 14, lost 25… Now, we all know that you can make stats almost read in a manner to prove a point but let’s be honest. Since Christmas last year his record was abject to say the least. Our home record is absolutely laughable and you could argue the writing was on the wall.

Naturally the -12 point deduction at the start of the season did give him a less than ideal start but of course that isn’t his doing. But, he was backed relatively in the transfer market and on the face of it, the recruitment didn’t seem too bad at all. In fact, most were very happy with the players who came in but the sum of those parts have largely failed to fire under his control.

After an ok start, where we picked up points from four of the first five games there were four straight losses… We scored once in those four games. At home to Brentford. Then we conceded five in the next three, a small glimmer of hope came with a win over Bournemouth at home along with positive news that the point deduction had been halved , but the grey clouds were looming and ultimately he’s now paid the price despite us moving off the bottom at the weekend.

So, who’s next? The bookies and rumours suggest Paul Cook is at the top of the queue. The former Wigan Athletic manager has been out of a job since leaving the financially striken club last summer and he has been linked with us before.
Next up on the bookies list is another experienced man who knows a LOT about our club, Nigel Pearson.. Who has previously said he wouldn’t take the job due to living in the City.. But, has that now changed?
Other names on the list are another former Owl, Ryan Lowe, who steered Bury to promotion from League 2 before then doing the same with Plymouth Argyle. Danny Cowley is on there too, the former Huddersfield Town manager was very heavily linked with a move to Hillsborough prior to going to West Yorkshire and well… Carlos Carvalhal.. We know all about him.

So, who would you want to come in? One of those mentioned or, someone like Tony Pulis, Eddie Howe or someone completely left field?

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