Whether Dejphon Chansiri went into this week’s fans’ forum intending to disclose his plans to sell Sheffield Wednesday, or decided to do so on a whim remains to be seen.
Either way, whilst delivering on the honesty he’d promised previously, it doesn’t do a great deal of good to the Owls fans’ hopes of a swift change of manager.
Jos Luhukay’s backers within the Wednesday fanbase must now be close to none, although it would appear that Chansiri has few plans to sack him yet (having suggested so himself and with something bigger to now occupy his mind).
According to Alan Nixon, the Sun journalist who broke the news of Luhukay’s appointment back in January, one potential target, Steve Bruce, is still to be convinced about managing the Owls.
And knowing that someone else might soon be in the seat above him is even less likely to have him rushing for a pen with which sign up as Luhukay’s successor.
New owners tend to want their own men on board – as proved to be the case with Chansiri, who made the decision to dispose of Stuart Gray almost immediately after he was handed sole control of Hillsborough by Milan Mandaric.
And if a buyer cannot be found soon (and these things do tend to drag out), Chansiri could be made to rue that eleventh-hour bombshell if and when the time does come to part with Luhukay.