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Sheffield Wednesday announce departure of manager Carlos Carvalhal

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Carlos Carvalhal has left his post as Sheffield Wednesday manager by mutual consent.

The Portuguese's departure was announced on Christmas Eve, less than 24 hours after the Owls were beaten at home by Middlesbrough.

It means both managers from that game have left their jobs, with Boro having sacked Garry Monk on Saturday evening.

Carvalhal was appointed by Wednesday in the summer of 2015 and led the club into the Championship play-offs in his first two seasons in charge.

But they have had a tough first half to this campaign and the 2-1 loss to Boro – their seven match without a win – has left them 15th in the table.

Chairman Dejphon Chansiri told the club's official website: “I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Carlos for the time, effort and commitment he has given Sheffield Wednesday over the last two-and-a-half years.

“Both parties believe the time is right to go our separate ways.

“I maintain a huge amount of respect for Carlos as a coach and as a person and he will always be welcome at Hillsborough. I wish him every success in the future.”

Lee Bullen has been placed in interim charge of the Owls for the trip to Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, as the club start the search for a permanent replacement for Carvalhal.

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