Sheffield Wednesday: Under pressure Carlos Carvalhal has ‘100 per cent’ support of Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri

Dejphon Chansiri, left, and Carlos Carvalhal
Dejphon Chansiri, left, and Carlos Carvalhal
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Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has the “100 per cent” backing of Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri, despite the Championship club’s recent slump in form.

The pressure is piling on Carvalhal to turn around the team’s fortunes, with the Owls having slipped to 16th in the table after four defeats from their last five outings.

A section of the Wednesday fan-base called for the Portuguese chief to be sacked in the wake of their defeat at bottom club Bolton Wanderers less than two weeks ago.

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But speaking at last night’s Steering Group meeting, Chansiri said: “I still support Carlos 100 per cent.”

His public backing for Carvalhal brought a round of applause from the 30 fans in attendance.

The Thai businessman also revealed he held a lengthy meeting with the Owls’ players before their training session on Wednesday.

Chansiri said: “We have a good team and I believe in them but we are not playing consistently.

“On the pitch, it depends on the players. Carlos’ job is to make them more consistent.

“But the players are human beings. We know how ambitious they are. The players want to play in the Premier League. When they lose, they get upset.

“I expect them to play more consistently.”

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The club’s transfer business has come in for some criticism over the last 18 months. Some supporters questioned their recruitment drive at the Steering Group.

But Chansiri defended their transfer activity, insisting: “When you recruit players, you think they are going to be the best ones and a good fit for your team.”

Explaining their transfer process, he said: “We have a committee. We have advisers. They go and look at what positions the coach wants.

“They give some options and the coach puts forward some and then we choose. We have a list of options.

“With Carlos, we talk about what weaknesses that we have.”

Chansiri went on to say Doyen Sport are “one” of the club’s advisers and admitted the agency talk directly to other club’s on Wednesday’s behalf.

But he was quick to stress he continues to have the final say on their transfer dealings.

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