“Words are quite cheap…” – Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust makes Dejphon Chansiri plea

The Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust wants Dejphon Chansiri to make changes to the way he runs the club if he’s going to turn things around for the Owls going forward.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:30 pm

Wednesday are staring their first season back in League One in the face at present after their final day disappointment at Derby County, and as things stand have a first team squad made up of only 12 players.

James Silverwood, the Trust's interim chair, says that Wednesday need to be ‘transformed into a modern football club’.

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Speaking to Radio Sheffield on Tuesday night, Silverwood said, "There needs to be significant changes off the pitch and, among those changes, there needs to be an experienced CEO appointed with the freedom to make the changes that need to be made behind the scenes to make sure not only that Sheffield Wednesday are competitive but are transformed into a modern football club.

"But also things like getting a board of directors with non-executive directors appointed to it to ensure there is a breadth of opinion heard from across the game and people with experience in business and they are the priorities for our members at this moment in time.

"If it is not going to come now with the bombshell of relegation, then it is unlikely to come at all.”

He went on to add, "It is over to the chairman now. He has the destiny of what his legacy is going to be in his own hands.

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"His legacy, essentially at the moment, is we were promised Premier League football and delivered League One football instead. It is over to him really. It's up to him to make the decisions and decide change is necessary for himself."

And while they Trust say they’re pleased that Chansiri has taken responsibility for the situation they now find themselves in, Silverwood insists that it means nothing if things don’t change.

He said, "It is good that he did that but I think the vast majority of our members and the wide fan-base as well will feel, unfortunately at the moment, that words are quite cheap and it is actions that are necessary… Really what fans want to see more than anything else is action taken.”

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