Financial uncertainty surrounded Hillsborough last year in a season that ended with relegation for Sheffield Wednesday.
A breach of spending rules led to a 12-point deduction that was later reduced to six, whilst the club struggled to pay wages on time.
As expected the off-field troubles started to transfer onto the pitch, and four managers later, The Owls were confined to a 24th-placed finish.
Chris Waddle, who spent four years with the club in the 1990s, is now concerned about the immediate future holds for the club and told the Mirror: “A club like Wednesday, with those supporters, should never be out of the Premier League.
“Dejphon Chansiri took over and had a two-year plan to get us out of the Championship and into the Premier League. It didn’t work, and he didn’t have a proper plan in place after those two years.
“To me, if he had anything about him, he’d say ‘look, I can’t take us to the Premier League’, and he should put the club back on the market.
“The one thing you don’t want to happen to Sheffield Wednesday is that they become a Bolton Wanderers – a big team that’s sliding down the leagues.”
The continual problems seen at Sheffield Wednesday is horrible to see from the perspective of a fan of football in general. The sheer number of clubs who have suffered from financial troubles in recent years is equally as bad to see, but Wednesday do have a brilliant opportunity to bounce straight back to the Championship.
The Owls are the division’s favourites for promotion and with the squad they still possess, that is no real surprise. However, the spending power in League One continues to increase and the size of the clubs in the division is also at an all-time high.
Whilst promotion to the Championship does not eradicate all the problems at Hillsborough, it increases the value of the club, and subsequently, it is more likely that Dejphon Chansiri will receive offers nearer to what he expects – should he, indeed, ever look to sell.