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Carlos Carvalhal

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  • Premier League Debut Match
    Watford (a),
    30 December 2017, Won 2 - 1

Manager Bio

Carlos Carvalhal managed Swansea City in 2017/18, his only Premier League club.

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.

Carvalhal initially improved the Swans' results, taking them from 20th to 13th, but a run of nine matches without a win meant the Welsh club were relegated at the end of the season.

Swansea announced the departure of Carvalhal on 18 May 2018.

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