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Carlos approaches Owls milestone

12 April 2017

Club News

Carlos approaches Owls milestone

12 April 2017

Carlos Carvalhal will reach a notable milestone when he leads the Owls into battle with Cardiff on Good Friday.

The Championship clash represents the head coach’s 100th competitive fixture at the Hillsborough helm and Carlos has spoken of his pride at the progress Wednesday have made through his tenure.

He said: “I'm very proud. We have changed a lot of things in the club. We have changed the philosophy and way the team plays. I think Sheffield Wednesday play a completely different style compared to the past. 

“We have done a lot of very positive things and achieved some fantastic results. It is a big pleasure to work at a massive club with absolutely fantastic fans.

“The players are fantastic personalities and I work with an excellent chairman. He is all the time with me and my staff and that is very important to achieve positives in 100 matches. 

I have good expectations for the future and we will try our best to achieve something good.”

Carvalhal is the first Wednesday manager since Brian Laws to score a century – but looks no further than the next game when asked about the possibility of another 100 games.

He said: “I don’t think too much about the future. What is more important to me is the next game and that the chairman, the players and fans are with me. 

“At this moment, I have received good signals from the players, the chairman and fans.

It was not hard to win the confidence of the players. I feel they have always been with me.

“I am happy we have stabilised the team. I think the average lifespan of a Championship manager is one year and three months but we have been in a good position all the time. 

“We have been around the fifth, sixth and seventh positions over the last year. Look at other clubs who have had a fantastic season one year, finishing sixth, and then the next year they are down and not in a good position.

“It is not easy to stabilise a team, stay with the pressure and win all the games to be in a good position. The most important thing is we have stabilised the team.”

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