How Garry Monk responded to questions about his future as Sheffield Wednesday manager as dismal run continues

Garry Monk said he understands the question marks hanging over his position as manager of Sheffield Wednesday and admitted he was unsure whether defeat in next weekend’s trip to his old club Birmingham could signal the end of his Owls tenure.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 6:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th February 2020, 12:45 pm

Monk was speaking after the Owls limped to a turgid 3-0 defeat to a Reading side winless since January 1.

Asked whether Saturday’s trip to the Midlands could be his last in a Wednesday dugout, he said: “Who knows? My focus has never been on those things.

“Those things are out of my hands and are totally out of my control. I don’t sit here every day worried about my job. My job is to give the best I can possibly give and I’ve always done that.

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“Do I think I can help? Yes. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think that. To get to that bigger change I need to produce results.”

Wednesday produced only three shots on target and have now gone over six-and-a-half hours without a goal at Hillsborough. They have not scored at home in 2020.

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Monk said he has heard nothing from Wednesday hierarchy regarding his future and outlined his determination to turn things around at Hillsborough.

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“If I’m honest I’ve never, ever worried about those types of decisions,” he said. “Those things are out of my control, if people make those decisions you have to live with that and accept that.

“I know the biggest factor in that is results. Sometimes it’s not, sometimes I’ve been in situations where results have been very good and I’ve still ended up in that situation but that’s a different story.

“I understand that in this situation results will drive that chance or opportunity for me to drive it forward but I won’t sit here and worry about that.

“I want to help this group of players, I want to help this club to get back to what we know it can be. But I have to produce results in order to get that opportunity.”