Sheffield Wednesday have endured a miserable season thus far, with Carlos Carvalhal’s men languishing in mid-table following the opening 20 games of the season.
The Portuguese’s side lie eight points adrift of a place in the Championship top-six, following their fourth consecutive league draw at home to Hull City on Saturday.
The result spelled the end of Leonid Slutsky’s tenure as Hull boss, and murmurings from the stands are growing louder that Carvalhal should be next to join the Russian boss down the Job Centre.
Carvalhal has not been aided by injuries this term, with a number of key men ruled out for extended spells with various ailments.
The bad news continued to pile in in the wake of the disappointing point against Hull, with reports that defender Tom Lees has been forced to undergo surgery following an injury to his groin sustained in the past few weeks.
Lees is expected to be sidelined for six-eight weeks, ruling him out of Wednesday’s heavy Christmas fixture list, leaving Carvalhal with yet another selection headache to contend with in the coming weeks.
This news could not have come at a worse time for the club.
The Owls are struggling on the pitch following four consecutive draws, and the playoffs are slowly sailing away from this beleaguered side.
A turnaround and upturn in results is required very soon, otherwise Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri could be forced to finally remove Carvalhal from his position.
Fans have called for the Portuguese boss’ removal on and off for the past eighteen months, and could finally get their wish should the Owls’ abysmal run continue in the coming weeks.
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