Sheffield Wednesday will be put up for sale, chairman Dejphon Chansiri has revealed.
The Championship side’s official Twitter account confirmed what their current owner had said during a fans’ forum held on Wednesday evening.
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
In what was an evening of high-emotions, towards the end of the event, the Thai business dropped the bombshell that he will put the club on the market, just over a year since he turned down an offer for the club.
There was reported interest from Red Bull last year about a prospective deal to sign the club but they were told it was not for sale.
Chansiri has been at the club since January 2015 when he acquired a 100 per cent stake in the Championship side form former owner Milan Mandaric.
With a downturn in form and the club five points off the relegation zone, fans have been calling for the head of Jos Luhukay as manager, and Chansiri has taken the brunt of the supporters’ frustration.
The Owls chairman was clearly emotional towards the end of the meeting when he made the announcement, but fans have responded via social media in the wake of the sensational reveal, and many have offered their sympathy towards the club’s owner.
With that said, here’s now the Sheffield Wednesday supporters reacted on Twitter to Chansiri’s announcement that he intends to sell the club…
Well done #swfc fans, our own worst enemy at times
— Christopher Morris (@ChrisSWFC92) December 19, 2018
— Owen (@owen_ryan7) December 19, 2018
Don’t blame him, more hassle than it’s worth
— Tom Doncaster (@TomDoncaster) December 19, 2018
Why are the fans hounding out the chairman. Can they not remember what it was like before?
— Ben Jones (@BenDylan) December 19, 2018
It’s sad he feels he has to sell, just get rid of the manager who makes crazy decisions like keeping your best players out of the team and not playing.
— Paul Deehan (@paul_deehan) December 19, 2018
I think this is said under immense emotion but I don’t blame him, no chairman would please our irrational fans despite which option he took, we seem to have a higher proportion of low intelligence than most, if we end up as a blackpool/hull then I hope they are proud
— James Ratcliffe (@YorkshireJr) December 20, 2018
Back to square one then. What have we actually achieved? Apart from a scoreboard, electronic advertising boards, new dugout seats (that Jos obviously loves) and a banner across the away end? 1 step forward. 2 steps back.
— Sean O Brien (@seanob1867) December 19, 2018