Sheffield Wednesday legend rips into owner Dejphon Chansiri over 'chaos' at Hillsborough
A Sheffield Wednesday hero has placed the blame for the club’s current problems firmly at the door of owner Dejphon Chansiri.
The Owls are currently mid-table with one of the highest wage bills in the Championship and are nine points off the relegation places.
Crucially though, Wednesday are staring down the barrel of a potential points deduction due to an EFL investigation into Chansiri’s sale of Hillsborough.
At Christmas Garry Monk’s side were pushing for an automatic promotion place but a horrendous run of results saw Wednesday plummet down the table.
Monk has come under pressure from supporters with a lot of that coming because of his freezing-out of goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and combative midfielder Sam Hutchinson.
Players themselves have had their fair share of criticism and there is a growing number venting at Chansiri.
It is the latter who ex-Wednesday winger Chris Waddle feels should be taking the bulk of the panning.
“It all stems from the top, for me,” Waddle told BBC Radio Sheffield. “The chairman is what he is and for the club, you don't know if they are getting a points deduction, it's just chaos and to me, it starts at the top.
“Chansiri has got a lot to answer for and he should be the one (to take criticism). It's easy for fans to turn on managers and players but it starts at the top and it's about time he got it sorted out.
“The club has got to run better, it's as simple as that. It's in chaos, in my eyes from the outside looking in and it's a bit of a mess, let's be honest.
“He's got to sort it, he's the man at the top, he gets criticism and he can't take it, that's what happens when you get to the top of a football club. He runs the football club and he's got them into it and he's got to get them out.”