Sheffield Wednesday sack boss Carvalhal

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal looks rueful

Sheffield Wednesday have sacked head coach Carlos Carvalhal after two-and-a-half years in charge.

The 52-year-old Portuguese’s last game in charge was Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough.

Both bosses involved in that game have now left, with Boro manager Garry Monk dismissed on Saturday evening.

Carvalhal departs Hillsborough with the club 15th in the Championship table, having guided them to the play-offs in the past two seasons.

“I am very sad at this moment because I have enjoyed my two seasons and a half so much with Sheffield Wednesday,” he told the club website.

“We had two fantastic seasons and two play-offs on the row but unfortunately we have not managed to replicate these positions this season.”

Wednesday are without a win in seven games, and have lost their last three in the Championship.

Saturday’s loss meant the Owls are 11 points outside the play-off places – and also eight places below city rivals Sheffield United.

“Both parties believe the time is right to go our separate ways,” chairman Dejphon Chansiri said.

“I maintain a huge amount of respect for Carlos as a coach and as a person and he will always be welcome at Hillsborough.”

Coach Lee Bullen will be in interim charge for the Owls’ Boxing Day visit to Nottingham Forest.

BBC Sport – Football

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