Tony Pulis won’t be popping up on Soccer Saturday for the foreseeable future.
Leeds United rivals Sheffield Wednesday announced that he was their new manager on Friday 13th and Whites fans couldn’t resist reacting on Twitter.
While Leeds are enjoying life in the Premier League, the Championship table makes for funny reading at the moment, with Wendy and Derby propping up the bottom of the league.
It’s been a long way down for Derby since celebrating their semi-final play-off win against Leeds as if they’d been promoted.
Wednesday sacked former Leeds manager Garry Monk earlier this week and Pulis is the man they’ve decided can steer them away from the trapdoor into League One.
The news was announced on the official Sheffield Wednesday Twitter page on Friday evening – a very apt date to appoint him as far as Leeds fans are concerned.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) November 13, 2020
To be fair, it’s not just Leeds fans who think this is a bad appointment.
The vast majority of the Wednesday fans seem to think exactly the same thing, with responses to the official tweet ranging from ones about negative football incoming to questioning how they didn’t think things could get worse after Monk.
The thread doesn’t make for good reading for Pulis, although we doubt he’s a prolific Twitter user.
To be fair to Pulis, he probably can instil the sort of football at Wednesday that will see them steer clear of relegation.
But it might not be a very attractive ride.
Here are the best reactions from amused Leeds fans…
— Lewy Pearce 🏆 (@LewyPearce) November 13, 2020
— Alex Sherriff (@SherriffAlex) November 13, 2020
— Lee_1919 🏆 (@L33W1919) November 13, 2020
— Dirty Leeds (@Dirty_Leeds94) November 13, 2020
Unlucky fellas 😬
— DemonswithRyu 🏆💣 💙🤍💛🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@DemonswithR) November 13, 2020
Pulis Ball bit like the Dutch Total Football of the 1970's no doubt 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣ffs
— David 'Carajo' Forest (@discodaveforest) November 13, 2020
Be afraid, very afraid. https://t.co/jooOvOpH17
— Christopher Ward 💙💛 (@bretwalda1958) November 13, 2020
— Tony D (@AntDickinson) November 13, 2020
Meanwhile, Leeds play their next game in the Premier League a week on Sunday when they welcome Arsenal to Elland Road.
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