Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that the Owls keeping Darren Moore is the right call.
Moore was appointed as Wednesday manager at the start of March, tasked with trying to keep the club in the Championship.
However, following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on the Championship’s final weekend, Wednesday were relegated to League One in a development that could have thrown Moore’s future into doubt.
Owner Dejphon Chansiri, however, has given the former Doncaster Rovers boss his backing and confirmed he will be in charge of the Yorkshire outfit next season.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about Chansiri’s decision to stick with Moore, Palmer said:
“Absolutely the right call. I feel that Darren Moore’s come in there basically with his hands tied behind his back. And he knew that as well, I’m not dressing this up as anything that it’s not.
“I think Darren will be disappointed because there’s no way he took that job and felt that this Sheffield Wednesday would go down, absolutely not.
“So whatever happens, even though it’s not Darren’s fault, he was manager of the football club when they got relegated. So I think it’s only fair, it’s only right that Darren is given the chance to put things right next season.”
Given how late Moore came into the club and the amount of damage that had already been done before his arrival, it certainly would have been harsh to not give him more time in the job.