Sheffield Wednesday: Time has come for Carlos Carvalhal to go, says Owls great Carlton Palmer

Ex-Owls midfielder Carlton Palmer
Ex-Owls midfielder Carlton Palmer
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Carlton Palmer believes the time has come for Sheffield Wednesday to replace head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

The Owls have slipped to 16th in the Championship standings after picking up just four points from their last six Championship matches.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Derby County was their third reversal in a row away from Hillsborough and the result leaves them five points shy of the play-off placings.

Wednesday legend Palmer, who made over 200 appearances for the Hillsborough club across two spells, posted on Twitter: “I have supported CC [Carlos Carvalhal] and, having been a manager, I know how hard the job is but he has to go now.”

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In an interview with The Star earlier in October, Palmer claimed Carvalhal had to lead the Owls to promotion this season to keep his job.

“Carlos is in his third year and he has to deliver promotion this season,” said ex-England international Palmer.

“They are a good footballing side and have quality. [Barry] Bannan is a good player and [Steven] Fletcher and [Gary] Hooper are proven scorers. Kieran Lee was magnificent against Leeds.

“The Championship is a tough league but I think they will be in the play-offs again.

“If they don’t make the play-offs, they will have underachieved.”