“Why are you the right man for his job?” – Defiant Garry Monk bites back in angry post-match press conference following Sheffield Wednesday's loss to Wycombe Wanderers

Four defeats in a row, no goal in the last three, and Sheffield Wednesday are now eight points away from even climbing off the bottom of the table. It’s not looking good.

By Joe Crann
Saturday, 31st October 2020, 5:39 pm
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk says he's still the best man for the job. (Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk says he's still the best man for the job. (Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The Owls were beaten 1-0 by Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon as the Chairboys got their first win of the campaign and first ever win in the Championship – Wednesday, meanwhile, have now picked up zero points from their last three matches after it had been hoped that they would at least get to zero points.

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It means that Wednesday have won just 10 of their last 38 games in all competitions under Garry Monk since the turn of the year, and – after what seemed like a bright start – are now staring at a very real prospect of relegation from the Championship.

When asked why he thought he was still the right man for the job, Monk told the media, “Because I believe in the work that I do… I’ve proven that I can win games in this league. It’s a tough moment, it’s the toughest situation I’ve been in. Not just this season.

“But I have belief in myself, and that I can win games at this level. I believe I can do a good job for any club that I work for, and I want to do a good job for this club.

“I’m not happy with my overall record, but there are certain elements that have gone into that that are out of my control. Ultimately it’s my responsibility, and I have no problem with that.”

He went on to say, “Nobody will be hurting more than me - tomorrow, until the next game, whenever that may be, than myself - the manager of this football club, the manager of these players.

“I have full responsibility for it all - put it this way, I’m not going to have a great weekend.”

It’s the first time Wednesday have lost four on the month since 2018, and the pressure is now really on Monk and his side to turn things around – starting with a tough clash against Bournemouth next week.