Jon Newsome has urged Dejphon Chansiri to take advice from people who are offering to help him at Sheffield Wednesday.
Wednesday are preparing for life in League One after their lengthy stay in the Championship came to an end this season.
The Owls were hit with a points deduction before the season began, and they were unable to turn things around on 46 matches.
Garry Monk started the season as manager and was sacked and replaced by Tony Pulis, who was dismissed in December after only a month in charge.
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Darren Moore eventually came in after Neil Thompson took caretaker charge, but in the end, Wednesday were relegated after a 3-3 final day draw at Derby.
Chansiri has, naturally, come under scrutiny following the Owls’ relegation, with many questioning his lack of footballing knowledge and experience in the game.
Speaking exclusively to Football League World, Jon Newsome urged Chanisiri to hire an adviser, with many people understood to be offering out their support.
He said: “He’s got lots of people in and around the game and in and around Sheffield who have reached out to him and are still reaching out to him to help him and offer him advice.
“I think he needs a change. There’s got to be a change at the club and I think he needs to heed some of that advice, take it onboard and maybe get a couple of people in there.
“Howard Wilkinson, Chris Turner, Brian Laws. People who have been in and around the club and know how it works.
“Help him make the right footballing decisions, because he’s obviously not a football man, and football is a funny old games. When you’re in the middle of it, it’s a difficult sector and a difficult place to be.”