Barry Bannan credits Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri for turning club on its head

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The Owls have reached the Championship play-off final.

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri before the gameSheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri

Barry Bannan has paid tribute to Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri, and claimed that he deserves a huge amount of credit for their fantastic season, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Thai businessman is coming to the end of his first full season in charge at Hillsborough, and appears to be on the verge of overseeing an outcome that very few would have anticipated before the campaign began.

Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan looks dejectedSheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan

The Owls are one game away from potentially booking their place in the Premier League as they prepare to face Hull City in the Championship play-off final on Saturday.

And Bannan - who has been one of the stars of the club's season - believes that the owner's impact has been a key reason behind their success.

"The chairman deserves massive amounts [of credit]. Obviously he has come in and he's brought the manager in which has been brilliant as well," he told the Star.

"He's spent money on some of the players that have come in through the door which has been brilliant. He's given the manager the backing of the money and stuff and the manager has spent it wisely so a lot of it has to go down to the chairman as well as he's turned the club on its head."

Sheffield Wednesday Chairman Dejphon Chansiri after the match

While the manager and the players are predominantly responsible for what happens on the pitch, Chansiri has certainly earned the credit that has come his way. 

He took the gamble to replace Stuart Gray with Carlos Carvalhal in the summer despite the latter boasting no experience in the English game before his appointment, and then subsequently stuck by him when he made a slow start to the season. 

Sheffield Wednesday celebrate after the game

And as Bannan says, Chansiri has not only backed his manager by giving him the time to instil his philosophy in the side, but he has also backed him in the transfer market.

And with everyone seemingly on the same page at the club currently, it appears that even if they lose against the Tigers, it is still only a matter of time before they are promoted to the top flight. 

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