Difficult times face Sheffield Wednesday early in the new Championship campaign.
With only one point on the board from their opening fixtures, departures during the window and a transfer embarg0 in place, all is not good for Jos Luhukay’s side.
But would a change at the top make a difference?
The current owner is Dejphon Chansiri the Thai businessman whose family controls the Thai Union Group.
He’s been bankrolling the club over the last few seasons in an attempt to get the Owls out of the second tier and into the Premier League, however that has not happened.
In a recent fan forum, Chansiri spoke openly and admitted he fans wanted him to leave, ‘he would leave’.
It does beg the question,would Sheffield Wednesday actually be better off if Chansiri left Hillsborough?
They probably would, but who would come in and take over?
Chansiri’s comments about being able to walk away now if the fans wanted it to happen gives me absolutely no faith in the boardroom at Hillsborough.
The comments are crass and if that is how the club’s hierarchy operates, then get shot and try and get in an owner who will support the club and a manager that clearly needs some backing.
What are the options though?
Lets say he goes, what then? Who comes in? There’s no magic money tree is there?
His reign hasn’t been great and the fan’s forum last week was an example of how not to do PR, but investors are not exactly knocking his door down at Hillsborough.
Don’t forget, he saved the club once before and whether things have gone awry or not since then, without him there might not be a Sheffield Wednesday. Sometimes, patience really is a virtue.
It’s hard to say.
It ultimately depends on who came in after to take over, but there is no denying times seem to be tough at Hillsborough.
After so much promise in the early Chansiri years, Premier League football seemed inevitable for Sheffield Wednesday, but it hasn’t come, and you get the feeling Chansiri and co were banking on being in the top-flight by now.
That’s tough to call.
On one hand you think yes because it would allow new owners with money to come in but at the same time you don’t always know who is around the corner.
I think Chansiri does care about the club and means well for it but it’s clear he needs to get it ship-shape sooner rather than later.