Carlos Carvalhal finds himself on thin ice at Hillsborough, with Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion hopes rapidly fading after a ropey start to the season.
There are plenty of calls from Sheffield Wednesday’s supporters to replace Carvalhal, but without many standout candidates to replace the Portuguese manager, there are questions whether it would be a risk.
One young manager who is making waves in the Football League is Nathan Jones, who has led Luton Town to the top of the League Two table and into a strong position to compete for promotion this season.
Should Wednesday make a bold move and appoint the 44-year-old?
It could be worth a punt.
Jones has been a good manager for Luton and got them playing some very exciting stuff.
That brand of football would certainly go down a storm at Hillsborough and perhaps taking a lower league risk like Sheffield United did with Chris Wilder could yield the Owls success.
Jones is doing a stellar job at League Two side Luton Town, and his free-flowing, attacking style of football has really caught the eye.
The jump from League Two to the Championship is a sizeable one, but you get the impression that Jones is a progressive manager that would take it in his stride.
It would certainly be a gamble, but it could pay off.
Nathan Jones has done a remarkable job at Luton Town, with the Hatters easily one of the most exciting teams to watch in English football right now.
Jones would surely have to consider his options should he be offered the Wednesday job, but it would be a huge step up.
Could he handle it? Only time would tell.
I’m not sure about that.
You could argue that Luton should’ve been promoted previously so even though it looks very likely now, they were the favourites in the summer.
However, that’s not to take away from the job Jones is doing and I’ve no doubt that he’d get more out of the Wednesday setup than Carvalhal is currently doing, but there’s so many candidates who would love a job of this size and stature that I don’t think the Owls need to be taking what would be considered a risk.