Sheffield Wednesday’s season reached a frustrating conclusion not so long ago, with the Owls being relegated into League One on the final day of the 2020/21 season.
Darren Moore’s could only manage a 3-3 draw against Derby County at Pride Park, which proved to be enough to see them drop into the third-tier of English football.
Moore has been in charge of Sheffield Wednesday since March 2021, as he became their fourth manager of the season after arriving from Doncaster Rovers.
But his efforts haven’t quite been enough, with the Owls being relegated into League One, and they’ll now be turning their attentions to winning promotion back into the second-tier at the first time of asking.
Sheffield Wednesday’s owner Dejphon Chansiri has recently revealed in a statement that Moore will remain as the club’s manager, which will be pleasing to hear for their supporters.
Speaking in a recent interview with Football FanCast, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer reacted to the news of Moore being set to stay on as the club’s manager, and labelled it as ‘the right call’.
“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.”
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I certainly agree with Palmer’s verdict here.
Sheffield Wednesday have had far too many managers in a single season for my liking, and I definitely feel as though it’s one of the main reasons as to why they’ve been relegated into League One this term.
You need stability at a club off-the-field when they’re struggling for results on the pitch, and Sheffield Wednesday haven’t had that this season.
It’s good to hear that Chansiri is looking to keep Darren Moore at the club next season, as he seems as though he’s the right person to take the Owls straight back into the Championship at the first time of asking, having impressed whilst with Doncaster Rovers at that level not so long ago.