Sol Campbell is among the leading contenders to replace Garry Monk as the new Sheffield Wednesday manager, Football Insider understands.

The former Tottenham and Arsenal defender has been out of work since he left Southend United by mutual consent in June following the Shrimpers’ relegation from League One.

A source at Hillsborough has told Football Insider that the 46-year-old is among the four prime candidates to take charge of the Owls following Monk’s departure on Monday.

It is understood Sheffield Wednesday have already held talks with former Stoke City and West Brom boss Tony Pulis over taking charge of the club following their disappointing start to the new season.

The South Yorkshire outfit, who had their 12-point deduction reduced to six-points on appeal, currently sit 23rd in the Championship table after three wins, three draws and five defeats this season.

Monk’s final game in charge saw the Owls play out a 0-0 draw with Millwall to make it just one win from the club’s last six games.

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Wednesday are now considering appointing Campbell in what would be his third first-team managerial job after his spells at Macclesfield Town and Southend.

He won nine times in 30 appearances for the Silkmen, while Southend managed to pick up just four victories in 23 matches under his stewardship last season.

Former Premier League boss Pulis, who has been out of work for over a year, is also under consideration.

The 62-year-old’s last job came at Middlesbrough, where he held the post for 18 months before the club chose not to extend his contract in 2019.

In other news, Leeds United have another “Pontus Jansson situation” on their hands, according to Football Insider pundit.