Sheffield Wednesday have sacked manager Tony Pulis after just 45 days, the Championship club announced. The 62-year-old replaced Garry Monk in November with Wednesday second from bottom after 11 matches. He managed just one win from his 10 games in charge as the club remain one spot above bottom side Wycombe Wanderers.
In a statement, Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri said: “The performances and results have not been of the level expected since Tony Pulis was appointed.
“There are also other issues which have had a bearing on this decision.
“On the pitch, seven points from a possible 30 is not acceptable.
“It is vital we maintain our Championship status and I feel I must make a change now with over half of the season remaining to give us the best possible chance of doing so.”
However, disagreements over both targets and budgets saw the relationship between the board and the manager deteriorate, leading to Monday night’s announcement.
Fans have since taken to social media to react to the news.
One wrote on Twitter: “The annoying thing about Pulis is that 95% of the fan base didn’t want him but kinda understood deep down that we needed somebody like him short-term. Now what?”
Another wrote: “Best Wishes to Tony Pulis, he wasn’t my choice and thought he could sort the mess out.
Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling commented: “So Tony Pulis sacked after 45 days.
“Who on earth does the owner think will want to take on this club now?
“4 points from last 2 games. Tony has probably told him a few home truths and he hasn’t liked it.”
First-team coach Neil Thompson will take charge of the side for the upcoming game against Middlesbrough.