Carlton Palmer admits he “doesn’t understand” the timing of Dejphon Chansiri’s decision to appoint Darren Moore as Sheffield Wednesday manager.
Moore left Doncaster Rovers and was appointed as Owls boss on the first day of March, with Wednesday sitting 23rd in the Championship and six points adrift of safety.
Before Moore’s appointment, Neil Thompson had taken caretaker charge for nearly three months, following Tony Pulis’ departure in December.
Moore was tasked, and is still tasked with the tough job of keeping Wednesday up from relegation. The 46-year-old has yielded two wins from his first eight games in charge, losing five times and drawing once.
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The Owls have threatened to climb the table, especially after a big away win at Barnsley before the international break which was backed up by a 1-0 away defeat to Watford. A massive 5-0 home victory over Cardiff City soon after was followed up by a 4-1 defeat at QPR on Saturday.
Reflecting on Moore’s appointment at Hillsborough, former Wednesday man Carlton Palmer has exclusively told Football League World that he struggles to understand why Dejphon Chansiri “left it so late” to make an appointment.
He said: “I still don’t understand why the chairman left it so late. I know he was probably thinking in his mind that the assistant (Thompson) got a few results, and maybe he thought about giving him the job until the end of the season.
“It’s difficult to bring in another manager without paying compensation. I assume they have had to pay Doncaster compensation for Darren because they were fourth or fifth in the League One table.
“I think the chairman maybe thought about getting to the end of the season, and then they could have had a proper look round for a manager to bring in.”