This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Fan‘s Voice‘ series, where we gather original opinions from those closest to the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Sheffield Wednesday suffered defeat on Saturday at home to Birmingham City in what was a damaging result for the Owls.
With a fine home record going into the game, they’d have hoped to have earned a result against a struggling Blues side but, of course, it wasn’t to be.
Work to do then for the Owls and Neil Thompson who remains in charge – though there has been no confirmation over who exactly is going to oversee the team in the remaining weeks of the season.
Indeed, for FLW’s Sheffield Wednesday fan pundit Paul Reynolds, Thompson is the logical choice to keep in charge to the end of the year but, after that, Ryan Lowe should be considered.
“I think Neil Thompson should continue as manager until the end of the season, after this though I think we should look to bring in someone fresh and give them some time to stamp their mark on the team.
“I think Plymouth’s Ryan Lowe should be the man given this project. He’s a man whose name was thrown around when Garry Monk was sacked and seemed a popular choice among fans. He’s a former Wednesday player and has previously said that he would one day like to manage the club. He did very well as manager of Bury and has Plymouth challenging for the League One play-offs after guiding them to promotion from League Two last season.”
Ryan Lowe’s stock has only increased in recent seasons given the work he has done at Bury and Plymouth.
With two promotions on his CV he’s obviously a good young manager and if the Owls drop to League One he’ll know what it takes to compete at that level in particular with him there with Plymouth at the moment.
Owls fans will hope, though, that Championship football will remain on the menu next season at Hillsborough.