Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz says his side are ‘not ready’ for the start of the 2023/24 season.
It’s been a typically chaotic summer for Sheffield Wednesday. The past few summers have seen the Owls hit the transfer market hard but this time round, it’s the opposite.
Wednesday have made just the one signing in Reece James and they’ve undergone a hectic managerial change too. Munoz is now the man in charge and he’s in dire need of new signings.
Nearly three weeks into his tenure though, there’s not been a single new signing made and with the start of the 2023/24 season just around the corner, things are starting to look pretty perilous for the Owls ahead of the new campaign.
Speaking to Yorkshire Live in a recent interview, Munoz had this to say:
“I’ve given my list, we have everything there, and after we will see about negotiations for the situation. We’ll see when the first one opens the gate. Everybody understands the next stage, we have Luton from the Premier League and Southampton in the first game, and our team is not ready. We need something more, that’s what we’re thinking, but the process is the process and we understand that.”
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The Owls are due to return to England in the coming days, with their next pre-season fixture being a trip to Doncaster Rovers next week.
After that, Wednesday have one more friendly v Luton Town before their season opener v Southampton on August 4th.
Worrying times for Sheffield Wednesday…
Darren Moore looked set to bring in a horde of new players this summer. But his exit put a hold on Wednesday’s business and it’s likely that they missed out on a number of transfer targets because of it.
Now, Munoz has the difficult task of readying the Owls for the new season and his recent comments are certainly worrying.
Sheffield Wednesday have a very thin squad as it stands and they’re in dire need of new players – finding them though, and then getting deals over the line, is going to be very tough.
And when the season starts, completing transfer deals is only going to become more difficult for the Owls as they’ll have games to prepare for.