Carlos Carvalhal

Manager Profile


Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    28 December 2017
  • Age
    52 years 76 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Watford (a),
    30 December 2017, Won 2 - 1

Manager Bio

Swansea City announced Carlos Carvalhal as their manager on 28 December 2017.

Following a playing career as a defender in Portugal, Carvalhal started his coaching career in 1998 with Espinho in the Portuguese second tier.

The Braga-born coach then managed numerous teams within Portugal, most notably becoming the first person in Portugal to take a team in the third tier to the Uefa Cup. He achieved this with Leixões in the 2001/02 campaign thanks to a runner-up place in the Taça de Portugal.

In 2007/08, Carvalhal guided Vitoria Setubal to sixth in Primeira Liga and beat Sporting Lisbon to win the Portuguese League Cup.

A spell in Greece and with Maritimo back in Portugal preceded two interim manager roles; with Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas in Turkey, where he stayed to manage Istanbul Basaksehir.

After a spell out of management, Carvalhal came to England in June 2015 to take over at Sheffield Wednesday, guiding the Owls to back-to-back Championship finals, losing both.

The two parted company on 24 December 2017, but the Portuguese coach was unveiled as Paul Clement's permanent successor at Swansea four days later.

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  • Swansea City v Arsenal
  • Carlos Carvalhal, Swansea City
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  • Carlos Carvalhal commiserates with Petr Cech after the match

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