Date: 4th May 2020 at 7:06pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Garry Monk’s future at Sheffield Wednesday is uncertain after the Owls’ disappointing run of form in 2020. The 41-year-old inherited a side that finished 12th in 2018/19 and currently has them sitting 15th in the Championship with 48 points from 37 games.

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Wednesday were third in the table after 23 games and fell 12 places in three months. In 2020, the Owls picked up just two wins from 12 games and amassed nine points from a possible 36. Such a poor run of form may see Monk’s job stability crumble.

The Athletic revealed in April that Monk is on a rolling contract that expires this summer. Based on performances since the turn of the year, Monk would be at risk of getting the sack. However, Dejphon Chansiri might give his manager another transfer window due to the large task at hand.

Vital Wednesday have spoken about Morgan Fox, Kieran Lee, Joey Pelupessy, Sam Hutchinson, Sam Winnall, Atdhe Nuhiu, Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher being out of contract this summer. Monk could be left with only 13 first-team players next season if he doesn’t recruit any new faces.

So, sacking a manager this summer would leave the successor with a decimated squad they know nothing about. Monk at least knows which players he wants to keep. That being said, Wednesday’s dip in form in 2020 is a problem that he must address.

If his contract is rolled on this summer, Monk can’t afford another season like this one. Chansiri does appear willing to give him another year.

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