I don’t worry about axe at Sheffield Wednesday – Garry Monk

Garry Monk admits he needs to get results quickly to avoid the axe at Sheffield Wednesday.

Plenty to think about: Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk after another defeat. Picture: Steve Ellis

The Owls manager has only been in the job for six months, but a shocking run of just one win in 10 games – the latest defeat a 3-0 loss at home to struggling Reading on Saturday – has seen Wednesday drop from third in the Championship to 12th.

Having taken just five points from a possible 30 – and failing to even score a goal at Hillsborough in 2020 – the pressure is mounting on Monk to quickly halt the slump.

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“The world that we live in, I am experienced enough to know, you have to get results,” said former Middlesbrough and Leeds United manager Monk.

“I have to produce results and I haven’t been producing them in this last 10-game period.

“In this day and age, 10 games is too much, especially in terms of my experience and the way I have been judged before.

“Some get longer, some don’t, and, of course, I understand the situation I am in.

“But I am not going to sit here and cry or worry about that, it’s out of my control.

“I am here to give my all, that’s what I have been doing since day one and will continue to do that.”

Next up for Sheffield Wednesday is Saturday’s trip to Birmingham City – another of Monk’s former clubs – but the 40-year-old manager is refusing to panic.

“Do I think I can help? Yes. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think that. To get to that bigger change, I need to produce results.”

“I want to help this group of players, I want to help this club to get back to what we know it can be.

“But I have to produce results in order to get that opportunity.”

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