Sheffield Wednesday have parted ways with manager Garry Monk after just 14 months in charge.
The Championship club, whose 12-point deduction was halved last week, apparently sit 23rd in the table with six points from their first 11 games.
Garry Monk’s final game was Saturday’s Championship goalless draw with Millwall, with him receiving his marching orders after three wins, three draws and five defeats from their opening fixtures.
Sheffield Wednesday’s poor run of form at home ultimately cost Monk his job after registering two wins in their last 19 games at Hillsborough. Also he had won just seven league games in 2020.
Monk was sacked alongside a number of his coaching staff.
Chairman Dejphon Chansiri said: “I feel the time is right to make a change and I wish Garry and his team all the best for the future.
“I would like to say thank you for the time and effort Garry and his staff have committed to Sheffield Wednesday.”
Monk had joined the Owls in September 2019, taking charge following Steve Bruce’s departure for Newcastle United.
Garry Monk took charge of 58 games during his reign in Yorkshire.
The chairman’s decision comes just four days after he gave Monk a vote of confidence in a exceptional press conference which lasted over three hours.
“You can’t mix two seasons together,” he remarked.
“I always say to the media and all the fans it is easy to make a decision without responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘Not good, sack!’
“Some managers have gone to other clubs and not been a success. It’s easy to sack the manager but sometimes it is not 100 per cent the manager’s fault.
“For me, on the pitch, it is more the fault of the players. On the pitch, the manager can’t do anything.”
Danny Cowley and Paul Cook have been touted as possible replacement for Monk.
Both are apparently free and looking for a return management following their sack from Huddersfield and Wigan respectively.
Nigel Pearson is another strong favourite having recently spoken of his desire to get back into the game also.