It’s been a 2020 to forget so far for Sheffield Wednesday, as they continue to struggle in the Championship after a poor run of results.
The Owls had previously occupied a place in the play-offs, but after a lack of investment during the January transfer window, plenty of the club’s supporters will hold their chairman Dejphon Chansiri partly responsible for their slump in form.
Garry Monk’s side are currently sat 15th in the Championship table, and have only won twice in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Speaking in an interview with Yorkshire Live, Chansiri revealed who Amadeu Paixao is, and labelled him as a ‘valuable resource’ to turn to when needed.
“He is my personal adviser and part of our recruitment committee. He is a valuable resource for myself and our club has been in football for a long time, 25 years, and has a lot of experience and many, many contacts.”
Chansiri went on to reveal why he hasn’t changed the club’s recruitment team in recent seasons, as the Owls struggle to win promotion back into the top-flight.
“The recruitment team has expanded and evolved over the five years I have been here. We have the foundations in place but you must always build. And of course that team will change based on the decisions and identity of the manager. Every manager will have different contacts, different opinions and ultimately different players he wishes to recruit.
“Our team is there to support, it will constantly evolve but will always be there to help the manager, who as I say makes the final decision on who he wishes to bring into the team or the squad.”
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Plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans took to social media to issue their thoughts on Chansiri’s latest comments.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
This statement has basically just confirmed to me we can have no faith in the chairman . Massive vote of no confidence from me @swfc
— k (@klm35097632) March 20, 2020
— Brianmoore_02 (@Brian06113821) March 20, 2020
get him out, both of them
— Joseph (@JosephO__) March 20, 2020
Let HIM know he is not wanted here no matter who or what he does for dc and the club
— Matthew 🦉 (@matt_h4) March 20, 2020
The past four years of recruitment at #swfc would suggest otherwise….
— Joe Bryden (@JoeBryden80) March 20, 2020
He named some of our better signings there but you’d have needed a part four of this interview if he had to name all the bad signings – did Paxio recommend them? Probably imo. The recruitment has been a farce and worrying he is trying to defend it and the main man responsible
— RocketOwl (@RocketOwl1986) March 20, 2020
I literally don’t see how anyone can have a problem with any of those answers? Seems reasonable and sensible to me #SWFC
— Andrew Fox (@Afoxich) March 20, 2020