Sheffield Wednesday are in dire form of late.
There’s no hiding the fact that the Owls have been terrible recently. They’ve won just once since the turn of the year and any thoughts of a playoff push now seem a distant memory.
However, Wednesday can’t afford to act too hastily on this one.
The Owls’ situation could be made so much worse by off-field issues, and if that happens they’ll need to re-evaluate what they want to do.
The 40-year-old has experience that not many other managers do in that he has been in this exact position before.
Last season he saw his Birmingham City side docked nine points, and they were immediately put amongst the relegation battlers, sitting just five points above 22nd place after their sanction.
Fortunately, Monk was able to motivate his squad and get them playing the football they were capable of and they finished 12 points clear of the drop zone.
Wednesday could soon be put in the same position, and if they’re scrapping amongst the relegation-threatened sides they’ll need a manager who can drag them out of the fire.
Monk has already proven that he’s more than capable of doing that at Birmingham City, and if Dejphon Chansiri chooses to sack him before the EFL ruling comes in they may struggle to get a manager in who can work so well under such strenuous circumstances.