Sheffield Wednesday: Stuart Gray’s vote of confidence from Milan Mandaric

Mandaric says Gray has 100 per cent of his support
Mandaric says Gray has 100 per cent of his support
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Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has given his backing to head coach Stuart Gray following their 10-match winless.

The Owls have slipped to 13th in the Championship, having failed to record a league win since September 20.

Wednesday have gone over 400 minutes without a home goal and have registered just one victory in nine attempts at Hillsborough.

But Mandaric is confident Gray, who led Wednesday to a 16th-placed finish last term, is the right man to spearhead a revival.

“Everyone is really hurting,” he told The Star. “We just have not been able to convert some of these draws into wins.

“In my 43 years in football, I have never seen so many draws. It’s been an unbelievable run of draws. If we had turned some of them into wins, we would be in a play-off spot. It’s a strange situation.

“We are struggling and desperate to turn things around. Stuart [Gray] will get 100% of my support.

“The team is playing well. We have had a few games where we have had penalty shouts which have not gone our way. We just need a little bit of luck.”

Mandaric, who bought the Championship club nearly four years ago, said he is still on the lookout for potential investors. It was just over two months ago Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov’s proposed takeover of Wednesday fell through.

“We have nothing tangible to report,” he said. “There are a lot of people talking but nobody wants to put their money on the table and make an investment.

“I am on my own and we will see what happens. But things can change overnight.”