Chris Holt, Joe Crann and Alex Miller joined Liam Hoden on a recent episode of The Star Owls podcast to discuss Garry Monk’s recent departure from Sheffield Wednesday.
Having taken the reins at Hillsborough back in September of last year, the Owls made the decision to part ways with the 41-year-old despite the team picking up four points from their last two Championship fixtures versus Bournemouth and Millwall.
Owner Dejphon Chansiri has taken the decision to make a change now, so it appears he has not seen anything at the start of the season to suggest the team were improving under Monk’s management, with the Owls winning just three of their 11 opening games and lurking in the relegation zone despite having their 12-point deduction halved last week.
Holt, the Football Editor at The Star, suggested the Wednesday hierarchy may have acted now from fear of missing out on a potential target to replace their now-former boss. Here is what he had to say:
“I think Chansiri has thought to himself, ‘I’m going to strike first here’ – because there are a few very capable managers not in work at the minute, there are a few others who are, who could possibly be prised away. Chansiri could well have thought to himself, ‘I need to get in here now before somebody else sacks their manager and moves in for the type of target we would be having.'”
Do you think Dejphon Chansiri had a target in mind prior to sacking Monk?
TIF Thoughts on Chris Holt’s comments regarding Garry Monk’s sacking…
Some of the recognisable names currently out of work include Nigel Pearson, Tony Pulis and Eddie Howe. Although he didn’t name anybody in particular, perhaps Holt has a suspicion Chansiri has his eyes on an experienced manager of a similar ilk.
Sheffield Wednesday’s next fixture is scheduled for November 21 and so if Chansiri is already eyeing up somebody in particular, he has plenty of time to try and strike an agreement before the team take to the field again.