Sheffield Wednesday: Hillsboro’ fans divided over Jones departure

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The sacking season is in full flight.

Owen Coyle became the seventh manager in the space of eight days to lose his job yesterday.

A number of Sheffield Wednesday fans feel chairman Milan Mandaric was vindicated in his decision to axe Dave Jones.

One Star reader e-mailed to say: “Of course Jones deserved to be sacked.

“If Milan Mandaric was committed to Wednesday long term, he should approach Paulo Di Canio - the manager with the best winning record of any manager in the history of Swindon Town.

“If Di Canio has realised that changing deep-rooted negative cultures is a slow process that cannot be affected by discipline alone, he has the potential to be one of the best managers in football. His coaching ability, commitment and passion for the game is second to none.”

Stuart Smith echoed those sentiments, writing: “We, as fans, have an opinion. We pay our money and expect value for money. As a loyal supporter, I like to see passion from the team and passion from the manager (in the dugout!), but sadly the fans’ passion lately has slipped away and worn thin with bad results. Let’s have faith and remember we are passionate, loyal fans of a big Sheffield Wednesday family who will eventually receive our just rewards.”

Another reader e-mailed: “Our results have not been good. Always sad to see a manager depart. When things go well he would want praise and gratuities. However, with results going badly, he should have expected this.

“The chairman must get the right person.”

But Jim Mcloughlin claims Wednesday have made a “bad decision”.

“Dave is a good manager working with bad players,” he wrote. “I have a season ticket. Now he is gone, I wish I didn’t.”