Dejphon Chansiri, owner of Sheffield Wednesday, has said hiring Tony Pulis was a “mistake” he will no longer make when hiring his successor.
Neil Thompson will remain in temporary charge, having guided Wednesday to a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough less than 24 hours after the termination of Pulis.
The former Stoke, West Brom and Crystal Palace boss was only named in November but has recorded just one win in 10 matches.
Chansiri held an online press conference Thursday morning where he discussed the search for a new manager.
“I have to bring the voucher,” he said. “I thought Pulis was the right one but I was totally wrong. I can’t go wrong this time.
“After I fired Pulis a lot of offers came in but I can only choose one. I have to make sure it’s the right one. We are still working. I will try to make a decision as soon as possible.
“My people need to help me make a shortlist and then we’ll look at it. Then we’ll start interviewing.
“This time we have to think more and more. I don’t want more surprises.”
Pulis was reportedly surprised, disappointed and hurt by Chansiri’s allegations.
Sky Sports News Pulis was said to want to leave the club with dignity and respect. However, he believes it has become impossible to achieve.
Pulis offered to leave on Wednesday on mutually agreed terms which would have seen him leave without payment, but the club did not agree to this and instead chose to sack him.
During his short time at Hillsborough, Pulis felt he had a good working relationship with the players and staff.