It’s been quite a tumultuous few months for Garry Monk and his Sheffield Wednesday side.
It would be an understatement to the Owls’ form has been poor of late. A miserable run of results has seen Wednesday go eleven games with just one win registered. In that time, they’ve suffered hefty home losses to the likes of Blackburn and Reading.
Furthermore, they’ve lost to both Luton and Wigan away, while Reading and Hull both left Hillsborough with all three points.
Manager, Garry Monk, has come under increasing pressure then. Naturally, with such a stretch of form, the manager will be the one who gets the brunt of the blame.
However, there is so much more going on in S6. That’s why, then, the Owls should keep hold of Monk regardless of what happens and look to rebuild under the former Swansea and Birmingham City manager.
Change of personnel
Obviously, Monk is accountable for the team’s performance on the field. He names the XI, he is with them in training all week, and, ultimately, is responsible for getting his players up for games.
However, there are other factors to take into account. First, owner Dejphon Chansiri cannot go without blame.
The Owls owner has financed a bunch of big transfers in the past. A lot of those transfer have flopped. The likes of Jordan Rhodes, Almen Abdi, and Marco Matias just a number of under-performers who cost big money.
Furthermore, he’s also put the club under pressure with his financial dealings. The Owls are currently under investigation for FFP breaches. A points deduction – and relegation – could well happen.
Finally, some of the players for Wednesday need to take a look at themselves. This is a bunch of players that, on paper, should be doing better.
The likes of Barry Bannan are full and regular internationals. Tom Lees, Liam Palmer, and Dominic Iorfa are all seasoned Championship performers.
That’s why, then, that a change of playing staff in the summer could be more important than another change of manager.
This is a group that has come close to success but failed. There comes a point, then, that changes need to be made.
Garry Monk might not have got things right in terms of results of late but there’s a big case for him staying the hot-seat at Hillsborough.
Given the chance, time, and a bit more patience, Monk could well turn things around and oversee a huge overhaul in the summer.