Owls advisor may be less involved as Owls drop down

Last updated : 19 June 2021 By C. Morris

Possible shift in recruitment approach mooted

The Sheffield Star has this week reported that Sheffield Wednesday advisor Amadeu Paixao could be taking a step back from involvement in transfer and recruitment activity at Hillsborough as the club adjusts for a season in League One.

The Portuguese advisor has long been a topic of much discussion among Owls fans with speculation about the level of involvement he has at the club and what exactly his role entails.

Paixao has been a key figure behind the scenes at Hillsborough since Dejphon Chansiri took control of the club in 2015. His precise role has often been discussed but rarely clearly defined. Last year Chansiri described him as a personal advisor within the club and part of the transfer committee, having been involved in some of the key signings that the Owls have made during his tenure, particularly in the early stages of his ownership.

In 2019, then Wednesday manager, Steve Bruce, stated that Paixao was part of the fabric of the club and someone who can assist in recruitment, although Bruce also stated that nobody could know every player in they world, no matter how good they are.

This mooted move in terms of how Wednesday may approach recruitment could give first team manager Darren Moore and head of recruitment David Downes more control. With the widely reported financial difficulties that the Owls are experiencing and the impact of relegation to League One it should not come as any surprise that the club may be looking at a different market now in terms of building a team for the new season.