Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri will not listen to the cries of supporters.
Following Wednesday’s relegation to League One, the supporters trust board wrote a letter to the club calling for Chansiri to take a “clear step back”.
For them, that entails a new chairman and CEO coming in to manage the team. A demand for non-executive board members to share some of that responsibility has also been made.
Palmer, though, cannot see that happening and has warned fans that their cries are likely to fall on deaf ears.
Speaking exclusively to FFC on the matter, the ex-Wednesday player said:
“He’s the money man, so you can’t tell the money man to step down. He either steps down because he wants to or he sells the club because he wants to, but he’s not going to do anything they’re telling him to do.
“Bottom line is he’s the money man; he puts the money into the club. The only thing I‘d say to the chairman is look where we are now. We are in League One.
“For me, it’s quite simple. He knows nothing about football; he knows nothing about the running of a football club.”
Chansiri has been a very controversial figure at Hillsborough this season after sacking both Garry Monk and Tony Pulis in the same campaign.
Ultimately, it is not hard to understand the frustrations of supporters and those who have an affinity with the club.