Furious Sheffield Wednesday owner lashes out at West Brom legend in awkward Xisco Munoz press conference

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Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri ranted about West Brom legend Carlton Palmer at the unveiling of Xisco Munoz.

A West Brom legend became the talking topic of a Sheffield Wednesday press conference unveiling Xisco Munoz as the new Owls boss on Wednesday afternoon.

The newly-promoted Championship side have confirmed the Spaniard as the new boss at Hillsborough after the surprise departure of Darren Moore from the club.

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Moore, who oversaw last season's fairytale play-off comeback, departed from the club by 'mutual consent' and his big boots will now be filled by Munoz.

Carlton Palmer, who made over 200 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday during his career, had given his thoughts on the handling of the situation. Writing online, Palmer said: "I love the Owls, but the truth is the chairman is throwing Darren under a bus for his failings."

It's fair to say that the ex-midfielder's criticisms did not go unnoticed and Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri spent a chunk of today's press conference hitting back at Palmer.

Carlton Palmer criticised Sheffield Wednesday owners for their running of the club (Image: Getty Images)Carlton Palmer criticised Sheffield Wednesday owners for their running of the club (Image: Getty Images)
Carlton Palmer criticised Sheffield Wednesday owners for their running of the club (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

As Munoz sat awkwardly next to the owner, Chansiri said: "Carlton Palmer tried to come out to say something, I don't understand how you say you love this club but you always try to damage it. "For me, I think when we do well - I have never seen him come out. When we start to do bad, you say bad things because you know the fans are going to come out with you and attack me.

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"For me, he just wants to get attention. Maybe nobody thinks about him and trying to get intention is more important. I think we have a problem with mentality.

"If he thinks he is saying the true story, I invite him to come and talk to me face-to-face, in front of the fans.

"Don't hide behind social media, come, then you can damage me more. Be a man or be a lady. I am over here, always open."

Palmer is of course a well-known face for West Brom fans. The star came through the Baggies youth academy and played for the first team in five-year spell between 1984 and 1989. Following his retirement in 2021, Palmer went on to manage Stockport County, Mansfield Town and Grantham Town.

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