Dejphon Chansiri offers update on Sheffield Wednesday's missing accounts and offers to buy club at Darren Moore unveiling

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has an offered an update on the club’s late submission of their 2018/19 accounts.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 3:44 pm
Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri

Speaking at the official unveiling of new manager Darren Moore to the media, the Owls chairman suggested the accounts would be submitted in the next fortnight and apologised for his insistence late last year that they would be released ‘soon’.

The accounts were due last April, though like all businesses they were given an extension into the summer due to the coronavirus crisis.

“I said in the last interview that we were going to submit soon,” Chansiri said. “I’m very sorry to say that because we realised after that we had a little issue, so we needed to take a little bit longer.

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“I expect if there is nothing wrong, and it is out of my hands, maybe we can submit this week or next week.”

Pressed by The Star as to whether fans should brace themselves for any nasty surprises in the accounts or as to whether they might contravene spending rules, Chansiri said: “We don’t have any issue with the accounts, but we have something a little bit that we need to solve.

“There is nothing wrong with the accounts, it’s going to be fine.”

The Owls owner reiterated that the financial impact of a lack of match revenue has damaged clubs including his. Asked about a bid launched to take the club off his hands last month, he said he had received a number of potential offers but has no intention of selling.

Asked about the pursuit of any potential outside investment, he said: “What do you mean seeking outside help? Of course it must be from me.

“All the club, every club is going to be in the same situation, we don’t have revenue. Even our own business is not so good in this situation. If you ask me, I have tried my best and I have tried to support this club as much as I can.

“It’s cost me more than before, because we don’t have revenue. Of course, this situation, cash is more important and is bigger than a normal situation. It has all collapsed all over the world, things are more difficult at the moment.”

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