Report: Chansiri plans to make big structural change at Wednesday: What's the impact?

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly looking to recruit a director of football in the near future.

The Sheffield Star report that new Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri is hoping to bring in a director of football at the club.

Chansiri has expressed a desire to guide Wednesday to the Premier League and is making big plans on and off the field.

The Thai owner is apparently trying to change the structure of the club by bringing in a director of football, who will have a big say on transfers.

At the moment Stuart Gray is largely in charge of the club's comings and goings, but he could lose some of this control, with Chansiri wanting to take an approach which is, generally, more associated with European clubs.

What's the impact for Wednesday?

Despite the director of football being a controversial position in English football, more and more clubs are adopting that model and there is logic behind it.

By taking some of the manager's focus off transfers, it gives them more time to work on the training ground and rectify any tactical deficiencies in the squad.

Gray, with help from a director of football, would be able to concentrate on enhancing the players that he has at his disposal, without having to worry about identifying new targets.

The current Wednesday boss is likely to want some say over transfers, though. At the moment Gray clearly has a big influence on who comes in at Hillsborough, with the recent addition of Lloyd Isgrove credited to his contacts by the Sheffield Star today.

It means that it would be a major change to the hierarchy at Wednesday, but with the club having plenty of funds to spend it could be a good move - providing that Chansiri brings in the right man.

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