With Sheffield Wednesday facing the prospect of dropping down to League One next season, it is vital that Dejphon Chansiri retains the services of Darren Moore to oversee the rebuild of the club.
When asked by a fan on Twitter whether or not he believed Moore will be in charge of Wednesday next season, The Sun journalist, Alan Nixon, claimed that he thinks the 47-year-old will remain at Hillsborough, although that you “never know with the owner.”
Having had the experience of managing West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, before being rather harshly sacked with the Baggies sat in fourth place in the Championship table, Moore has also managed in Sheffield Wednesday’s likely destination of League One, with the Jamaican guiding Doncaster Rovers to a ninth-placed finish last season, and leaving the club to join the Owls while the Dons were challenging for a play-off place.
As such, while results since his arrival have not been overly spectacular – winning three, drawing two and losing seven of his 12 Championship fixtures in charge – should Wednesday indeed drop down to the third tier of English football this summer, Moore has a proven track record of putting together a team capable of a promotion push in League One, and at a club much smaller than Wednesday.
And, with the 47-year-old only being appointed at the beginning of March, it would seem a highly unlikely scenario that Chansiri would axe the manager come the summer.
However, with the Thai owner having already sacked both Garry Monk and Tony Pulis so far this season, it should not be put past Chansiri making a rather rash decision regarding Moore – should he indeed fail to keep the Owls up this season.
However, with it being absolutely essential that the next steps taken by the club are the right ones, Moore should be kept on this summer at all costs by Wednesday, or else Chansiri could well risk seeing his club slip further and further down the football pyramid.