‘Be oreyt.’ – the wise words of a Portuguese gentleman renowned across Sheffield. A man who arrived in Sheffield as a virtual unknown, has taken Wednesday from back-to-back Play-Off finishes, including a Wembley final in the 2015/16 campaign, his first in English football.
The Star this afternoon has broke the news that the 51-year-old will be with Wednesdsay for the 2017/18 campaign, where Wednesday look to bounce back to the top flight in their 150th anniversary year.
The ex-Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon manager met with the Thai owner, Dejphon Chansiri in Sheffield city centre yesterday, as seen from this tweet:
? Owlsonline.com (@Owlsonline) May 22, 2017
It is perhaps a fair comment that over the course of the 2016/17 campaign, some fans have called for his head at some point, whether it be due to the slower style of player, or after a disappointing result, including the one against Huddersfield Town, just six days ago – however, a strong relationship between the manager and chairman has helped keep this together, Carvalhal described Chansiri as the ‘best chairman’ he has worked with.
Despite this, I think now that the dust has settled, most Wednesday fans will be relieved to hear the news, especially since rumours were beginning to surface about a potential move back to Portugal to manage Porto, and Alan Pardew being linked with the Sheffield Wednesday role.
What’s your take on the news that Carlos will be staying? Let us know!