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Sheffield Wednesday sack Pulis after 10 matches

Tony Pulis has been sacked as Sheffield Wednesday manager after just 10 matches in charge with the club 23rd in the Championship.

The club made the announcement late on Monday night.

A club statement 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."

First-team coach Neil Thompson will take charge of the side until a permanent appointment is made, starting with Tuesday's game against Middlesbrough.

Former Barnsley manager Jose Morais and ex-Brighton and Sunderland boss Gus Poyet are among the early contenders for the role.

Former Stoke, West Brom and Middlesbrough manager Pulis was appointed on 13 November following the departure of Garry Monk but won just one match, a 1-0 victory at home to Coventry on 19 December.

Wednesday lie second bottom of the table on 13 points, three from a position of safety.

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