Sheffield Wednesday owner reveals the reason behind shock Tony Pulis sacking hours before Middlesbrough clash

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Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has lifted the lid on the shock sacking of Tony Pulis – hours before a potential reunion with Middlesbrough

Pulis, who was in charge at Hillsborough for just 45 days, was sacked less than 24 hours before a clash with former club Boro.

It came after a run of results that saw the 62-year-old claim just one win during his ten games in charge after succeeding another former Middlesbrough chief in Garry Monk.

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And Chansiri says that a combination of those results and unspecified ‘other issues’ were behind his decision to part company with Pulis.

He told Wednesday’s official website: “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.”

Neil Thompson will be in charge of the Owls for the visit of Neil Warnock’s side on Tuesday evening.

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The job at Wednesday was Pulis’ first since leaving Boro in the summer of 2019.

During his time at the Riverside Stadium, which began in December 2017, the Welshman oversaw 80 games and left the club with a win percentage of 43.75 per cent – having failed to guide Boro back to the Premier League.

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