Pulis named new Sheffield Wednesday boss

FILE PHOTO: Championship - Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough - Hillsborough, Sheffield, Britain - October 19, 2018 Middlesbrough mananger Tony Pulis Action Images/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

(Reuters) - Sheffield Wednesday have appointed former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis as their new head coach to replace Garry Monk, the English Championship club said in a statement here on Friday.

Wednesday sacked Monk earlier this week with the club sitting 23rd in the second-tier standings after three wins from 11 league games.

Pulis, 62, last managed Championship side Middlesbrough, leaving the club at the end of the 2018-19 campaign after failing to secure promotion to the Premier League. He also previously managed West Bromwich Albion from 2015-17.

Pulis’ first assignment with Wednesday will be a trip to Preston North End on Nov. 21 after the international break.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar