Sheffield Wednesday: Chansiri has the knowledge says Roeder

Glenn Roeder and Dejphon Chansiri
Glenn Roeder and Dejphon Chansiri

Glenn Roeder says new Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri knows more about football than he is letting on.

And he says the Thai businessman will be heavily involved in decision-making at the club alongside the three man sporting director committee formed by Roeder, Adam Pearson and Stuart Gray.

Chansiri had previously professed to have little football knowledge, suggesting it was his young son’s love of the game that led him to purchase a club.

But former West Ham boss Roeder thinks Chansiri is being coy about his knowledge.

“He knows more about football than he lets on,” Roeder said. “We want him involved in our discussions. He has invested his own money so is entitled to his own opinion.

“The three of us on the committee will all have opinons and we will discuss them.

“As football people with a lot of experience, we will come to the right decision as to whether we sign or release a player or take someone on loan or not.

“The chairman will be a part of that because he wants to be involved in all the decision-making.”

Roeder says it is important that he, Pearson and head coach Gray are comfortable working together.

He said: “It’s about everyone being comfortable working with each other, even if ultimately an opinion doesn’t carry forward because other parts of the committee think something else.”