Sheffield Wednesday have enjoyed quite a positive week, though former goalkeeper Chris Kirkland believes Garry Monk is still in the hot-seat in Yorkshire.
They were also dealt the news that their 12-point deduction would be halved, which is effective immediately, meaning they now sit in positive figures with five points at the foot of the Championship table.
However, the former Owls legend believes another poor run could seal the 41-year-old’s fate at Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Kirkland said:
“Garry, obviously with the deduction, it’s going to be tough. You’re always playing catch up.
“They got a big win against Bournemouth, nobody will have seen that one coming, obviously.
“But yeah I can see it [getting sacked]. I think if he loses a few more games the board will start to panic because they’ve got to stay up.
“Sheffield Wednesday going into League One, you know, with all the money troubles and everything could finish the club.”
The Owls are now merely one victory away from pulling themselves out of the drop zone, a far greater outlook than earlier in the week as they were still sat in minus figures, even despite beating the Cherries.
Monk has been in charge at Hillsborough since September 2019, replacing Steve Bruce several months after his departure to Newcastle United.
In 57 matches at the helm, the former Swansea and Leeds man has guided the south Yorkshire outfit to just 19 wins, averaging 1.23 points per game, via Transfermarkt.
That’s a win percentage of just 33.3%, which is currently worse than Dave Jones (35.8%) and Stuart Gray (38.24%), and is the same as Jos Luhukay, as per YorkshireLive.
As Kirkland says, a few more poor results and it could bring chairman Dejphon Chansiri to make the major call in sacking his man, with the international break on the horizon, there may not be a better opportunity to do so.
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