Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Carlton Palmer has warned that Darren Moore could face a similar problem to Tony Pulis following his recent appointment as Sheffield Wednesday manager.
Moore arrives as a permanent successor to Pulis, who was dismissed at the end of last December before Neil Thompson stepped in on a caretaker basis, and will now be tasked with ending Wednesday’s bad run of form as they battle to stay in the Championship.
For former Wednesday player Palmer, Moore faces a tough challenge, with the retired midfielder suggesting the squad is not good enough, an issue that Pulis also had to deal with.
Palmer exclusively told FFC:
“They were 2-0 up against Luton and they ended up losing the game. I’m not too sure that the squad of players are good enough. And it’s a difficult one now because it’s after the transfer window, so there’s little he [Moore] can do. I think that was the problem with Tony Pulis [as well].”
With the transfer window closed, Moore will have no choice but to work with what he has got.
The now-former Doncaster Rovers manager comes in at a time where there are still a lot of games left, though, potentially giving him the chance to experiment as he looks for a winning formula.
And given Wednesday’s dire run of form, it may be worth trying different things and different players.