Give Alan a chance

Pete McKee
Pete McKee

Milan Mandaric is refusing to bow to calls for Alan Irvine to be sacked and today renews a plea for patience in Sheffield Wednesday’s under-fire boss.

“Alan is our manager - we are not talking about any other manager at this time,” Mandaric told the Telegraph. “I believe in Alan and we should all believe in him and give him a chance. Booing won’t help anyone.”

And the Owls’ owner again pledged to provide Irvine with more new players to plug a “shortage of quality and leadership” in a side that has failed to win in five matches.

The pressure mounted in midweek after what Mandaric called a “crazy” 2-2 Hillsborough draw with a lowly Yeovil team who finished with just nine men.

But whereas so many chairmen would be running for cover, Mandaric came out fighting for Irvine yesterday.

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