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"I was almost idolized" says Carlos Carvalhal


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This morning, Portuguese newspaper O Jogo featured on their front page a big interview with Braga president Antonio Salvador, who claimed he’d like to renew Carlos Carvalhal’s contract at the club.

 

So as the manager also had a press conference scheduled for today, he was obviously asked about the chances of signing a new deal for the arsenalistas.

 

To explain the situation and dodge a little from the question, Carvalhal used his time at Sheffield Wednesday as an example, recalling the reasons why he first stayed and then left the Owls.

 

“I recall my time at Sheffield Wednesday. I signed for a year and at the end of that season we had gone to the playoff final,” said Carvalhal (via Mais Futebol).

 

“I had the chance to leave for the Premier League, but I always have three important vectors to decide: the satisfaction of the president and the administration; that players like my job and are motivated; the associative mass be happy. If these three vectors converge, it’s not money or anything else that moves me.”

 

“I had the chance to go to the Premier League this first year and the second, and I didn’t leave because of that. I only left because, at a certain point, in a club where I was almost idolised, I had eight or nine players injured at the same time, and then I added five or six less good results. I ended up leaving, and it was not on my own initiative. Of those three vectors, perhaps one was no longer present, and I ended up going into my life. Curiously, I ended up going to the Premier League at that time, two days later I signed for Swansea.”

 

Carlos Carvalhal joined Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2015 and only exited the club in December 2017. He left a record of 56 wins in 131 games for the club.

 

His campaigns, however, weren’t enough to take the Owls to the Premier League.

 

Following his departure from Hillsborough, Carvalhal managed Swansea City, Rio Ave and now Braga. He’s currently fighting for a place in Europe with the Portuguese side, and his campaign has been enough to make the club pretty satisfied.

by Taboola

 

 

http://sportwitness.co.uk/i-almost-idolised-manager-explains-reasons-sheffield-wednesday-exit/

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56 wins in 131

 

Pah flash in a pan stuff.

Bit like Francis the managers who brought us closest to " success"  are the ones a section of our fans hold bitterest memories of.

 

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In MaisFutebol Carlos goes on to say - "A few days ago I saw a report that said that our departure was one of Sheffield Wednesday's biggest historical mistakes, since the club never met again. These are things that happen. Often coaches are not fired for their work, for their support, but for a more structural issue, ” he concluded.

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Carlos was a journeyman before he joined us and simply wore out his welcome. His "new manager" boost lasted for that one season when everything seemed to go to plan, too bad there never really was a plan B.

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1 hour ago, Athelwulf said:

In MaisFutebol Carlos goes on to say - "A few days ago I saw a report that said that our departure was one of Sheffield Wednesday's biggest historical mistakes, since the club never met again. These are things that happen. Often coaches are not fired for their work, for their support, but for a more structural issue, ” he concluded.


I liked Carlos but no this is wrong. The biggest mistake was giving him a new contract after two successive play off failures. That was the biggest mistake. Along with still believing the same group of tired players could muster up a third promotion push. 
 

New manager and a fire sale was needed to stop the misery of the past 3 years. That’s DC’s fault.

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I think after that first season he was idolised - everyone bought into it - and still that day out at Wembley sticks in my mind after the final whistle even though we lost, it was a sense of togetherness, which is no longer there 

 

We are desperate for a manager who can bring the fans together 

 

whether we will get one like that is another question

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Yep. I agree with Carlos. 
It’s a nightmare when one of the three required vectors isn’t there. But, that’s how it is, if the associative mass aren’t happy what else can you do?

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4 hours ago, mildatheart67 said:

56 wins in 131

 

Pah flash in a pan stuff.

Bit like Francis the managers who brought us closest to " success"  are the ones a section of our fans hold bitterest memories of.

 

 

Oh dear. This is a bit of a social media 'aren't I just fabulous?' post. There simply is not widespread bitterness for Francis in particular (notwithstanding the owner of this site's mania about him). However, both of the managers you referred to did oversee the start of a period of decline; one of them still ongoing right now. Of course there were other factors at work, especially emanating from the boardroom, but each has to take at least some blame for what unfolded. No reason to be hypersensitive about it.

 

I don't know about anyone else but I'm really bitter about Howard Wilkinson and Ron Atkinson. What on Earth did they think they were they doing?

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