Former Sheffield Wednesday player Carlton Palmer has stated that Dejphon Chansiri needs to bring in someone experienced to help run the club moving forwards, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The notorious Thai businessman has been in charge of the now Sky Bet League One club since January 2015 after acquiring a 100% stake from Milan Mandarić and has caused his fair share of controversy in the years since his takeover.
Initially promising to get the club to the Premier League by 2017, Chansiri has arguably taken the club backwards, with several managers being sacked over the last few years as the Owls suffered relegation heartache amidst a lot of financial uncertainty off the field of play.
Now the club is facing up to a return to the third tier as they look to rebuild once more, with the businessman having appointed the club’s current boss, Darren Moore, back in March of this year.
Speaking to FLW recently, Palmer has now claimed that the Wednesday owner needs to bring in someone with experience in order to help run the club as they look to bounce back from falling out of the Championship:
“He needs to bring in someone who has got experience. I mean really, let’s be honest about it, Sheffield Wednesday need to get promoted at the first time of asking next season. You need somebody who has that knowledge of the game of football. It’s rudderless.
“The ships rudderless. I’m not a massive fan of a director of football, I think it works better at a big club like Manchester City, with (Pep) Guardiola telling the board which players he wants and they go out and get them.
“It doesn’t work for me like that, a manager should have full control of all footballing matters, players who go in and players who go out.
“Therefore if the manager doesn’t do his job, he’s held accountable.”