Sheffield Wednesday have sacked manager Tony Pulis after just 10 games in charge.
The veteran former Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough boss was only appointed in November, but he has only overseen one victory since taking over at Hillsborough.
“The performances and results have not been of the level expected since Tony Pulis was appointed,” said club chairman Dejphon Chansiri.
“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.”
Wednesday first-team coach Neil Thompson will be in charge of the team for Tuesday’s Championship clash against Middlesbrough.
Wednesday were Pulis’ 10th different club and his first since leaving Boro at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Pulis has prided himself on never being relegated as a boss, but that record came under threat at Wednesday as they sat second bottom of the Championship and three points adrift of the relegation zone.
Former Chelsea assistant Jose Morais is seen as an earlier frontrunner to take over.
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