Sheffield Wednesday: Owls set to appoint Carvalhal

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Sheffield Wednesday are close to appointing Carlos Carvalhal as their new head coach.

Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri and his trusted advisors have identified the 49-year-old as the man to replace Stuart Gray, who was sacked last Thursday.

The Portuguese coach, who has been out of management for three years since leaving Istanbul Basaksehir, is poised to become the first non-British manager in Wednesday’s 148-year history.

It is understood the Owls agreed personal terms with Carvalhal, a former centre-back, mainly with Braga, and a Portuguese Under-21 international, last night and have also held talks with Mark Cooper’s representatives regarding the possibility of him assisting Carvalhal.

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For the last two seasons, Carvalhal has worked as technical director for Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates. He has also previously managed Sporting Lisbon, Braga and Besiktas.

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