Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Katrien Meire's surprise departure as CEO

General view of outside of Hillsborough Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City at Hillsborough Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Meire arrived at Sheffield Wednesday little more than a year ago.

Katrien Meire Sheffield Wednesday football club's Belgian chief executive poses for a photograph during an interview with AFP in London on January 25, 2019. - Katrien Meire endured a...

Sheffield Wednesday fans are reacting to news of Katrien Meire's departure as Chief Executive Officer at Hillsborough.

Wednesday confirmed Meire's exit in a statement on Monday evening, little more than a year since the Belgian arrived following a spell at Charlton Athletic.

 

Her time at Charlton is fondly remembered by few, and was a cause for concern for many Owls fans at the time she was appointed.

But it is fair to say that Meire leaves with more supporters than she had to start with, although little is known about her true impact behind the scenes.

 

 

And, in fact, several of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion believe the wrong person has left their club.

 

 

 

— JSWY #DissolveTheUnion (@JSWY303) 11 February 2019

Paixao is understood to be the closest of the advisers to Wednesday's chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, and the man responsible for a number of the Owls' recent signings, which have had mixed success and left the Championship side in a difficult position financially.

SEE ALSO: Photo appears to show Steve Bruce with Stephen Clemence, Dejphon Chansiri and Amadeu Paixao in Sheffield

Chansiri has previously played down his links with the Portuguese agent, but was spotted alongside him, Steve Bruce and Stephen Clemence in Sheffield last month, ahead of the latter pair's appointments as manager and first-team coach, respectively.

28th October 2017, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Barnsley; General view of Hillsborough

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