Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri last night confirmed that he intends to put the club up for sale.
The Thai businessman was speaking at an Owls fan forum on Wednesday evening when towards the end of the event, an emotional Wednesday chairman broke the news, as announced by the club’s official Twitter account.
DC: Sometimes I don’t feel like I do good enough and it makes me sad. I will say this official to journalists and all – I will put this club on the market and I believe many people will want to buy #swfc
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) December 19, 2018
Chansiri has been at the club since January 2015 when he acquired a 100 per cent stake in the Championship side from former owner Milan Mandaric.
Promotion to the Premier League was the initial target for the Hillsborough outfit, but after two failed play-off campaigns, they remain in the second tier.
With a couple of positive previous seasons behind them, Wednesday find themselves 18th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone after 22 matches.
Having won just once in their last ten matches, the fans were starting to turn against manager Jos Luhukay and Chansiri.
And, with the downturn in form and fans beginning to revolt, it was to the fans forum where the emotional chairman revealed his intentions to put the club up for sale.
There was reported interest from Red Bull last year about a prospective deal to buy the club but they were told it was not for sale.
Fast forward a little over a year later, and that stance has now seemingly changed.
Wow, what a shock.
It seems like it was clearly in the moment after the club’s fans forum last night as if he was going to sell the club, he would have said it at the start.
Issuing the statement to journalists is big, big news and after the recent run of bad results and pressure, he has decided that he intends to now sell the club and will be putting it on the market.
It could well be a case of careful what you wish for, regarding ownership of the club.
It wasn’t the news that the club wasn’t expecting to hear, but it is the news that they have got – and who knows where Wednesday go from here.
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