Garry Monk has LEFT Sheffield Wednesday, and Dejphon Chansiri has spoken about it

Garry Monk has left Sheffield Wednesday with immediate effect, as have his staff.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 9:38 pm

The shock news coming out of Hillsborough tonight is that after just over a year in charge, Monk has been relieved of his position at Sheffield Wednesday on the back of a run of games that has seen the club pick up just seven wins since the start of 2020.

In terms of how this calendar year has gone, the Owls’ results have been far from pretty, but on the back of picking up 10 points in the space of a week, things did seem to be looking up for Monk and his side.

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Wednesday are currently second bottom of the Championship table after they successfully appealed the 12-point deduction that was handed down to them earlier in the year, reclaiming six of those points back in order to climb above Derby County following their 0-0 draw with Millwall over the weekend.

Speaking to the media last week, the Wednesday chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, seemed to give the manager his backing going forward as he spoke of trying to give him all the support he needed, which made tonight’s announcement even more of a surprise.

Monk was no doubt expecting to have a couple of weeks with his players over the international break to work on a number of aspects of their game, but it has now been confirmed that he has exited Hillsborough with immediate effect, along with his technical team.

A statement from the club read as follows, “Sheffield Wednesday have terminated the contracts of manager Garry Monk and his staff with immediate effect. Monk joined the Owls in September 2019 and has since overseen 58 games.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Chairman Dejphon Chansiri told “I feel the time is right to make a change and I wish Garry and his team all the best for the future. I would like to say thank you for the time and effort Garry and his staff have committed to Sheffield Wednesday.”

The club will now be hoping to tie down a new manager as soon as possible so that they can have a new man on the bench ahead of the tie with Preston North End away from home on November 21st.