In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Sheffield Wednesday legend Carlton Palmer has made a massive claim about Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri.
It’s been over 20 years since the south Yorkshire outfit were relegated from the Premier League and during that time, they have twice dipped down into League One.
Now in the current season, they are amidst another relegation battle after being struck with a six-point deduction before a ball was even kicked.
Thai businessman, Chansiri, purchased the sleeping giants from Milan Mandaric in January 2015 and has overseen two play-off campaigns but since then, the Owls have not finished above 12th place.
And Palmer believes it comes down to his lack of knowledge on the footballing side of things, claiming that Chansiri should have appointed an adviser such as ex-Wednesday manager Howard Wilkinson.
He told FFC:
“Listen, since he’s been since he’s taken over, he has put his money where his mouth is. The only thing that I would say about the chairman is that I don’t think he’s been rightly advised.
“He spent a lot of money, he’s paid a lot of money in wages. He just hasn’t had the right advice.
“I’ve said this before, I mean, Howard Wilkinson lives in Sheffield – what he knows what he doesn’t know about football isn’t worth knowing about – you know, I think he should have got somebody in there to advise him, who knows about football.
“If he’d have done that, I think Sheffield Wednesday would have got promoted by now.”
Under Chansiri’s stewardship, the Yorkshire giants have had four permanent managers, ranging from Carlos Carvalhal to their latest one, Garry Monk, who was sacked earlier this week.
Following his takeover, the Thai mogul claimed the club would be in the Premier League by 2017 – that passed three years ago and things haven’t looked good since.
Perhaps Palmer is right, Chansiri could have done with someone leading the Owls’ football operations as the majority of their big money signings have flopped, which has only cost them in the long-run.
Amid the current state of peril with no manager to steer the sinking ship, maybe Chansiri needs to listen to the Wednesday legend’s advice.
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