VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday - The pressure is off Owls, says new head coach Carlos Carvalhal

New Sheffield Wednesday coach Carlos Carvalhal and Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri
New Sheffield Wednesday coach Carlos Carvalhal and Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri
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New Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal says the team can go into this season without a weight of expectation.

Carvalhal met with the press today for the first time since being announced as head coach last week and offered an insight into what fans can expect from the season ahead.

And despite fans' excitement building at Hillsborough for this upcoming campaign following the takeover near the end of last season by Dejphon Chansiri, Carvalhal says there is no pressure on Sheffield Wednesday to make it to the Premier League this time around.

Carvalhal has received a warm welcome from his new players and feels they are enjoying early life under the new boss.

"I think we are outsiders (for promotion), we are one team - we will create a strong team - we are working on that, he said. "The first step is, we must get the massive fans to like our football and enjoy what we are proposing to do.

"We will try to win the next match. Bristol is the most important match - we will fight like this - try to work match to match."

"They (the players) are enjoying what we are doing," he added. "We (the coaches) are enjoying too, we can feel it with the players.

"We will not play with pressure that our opposition will have. They are pressured to win promotion. We don't have that (pressure).

We will take it day by day, step by step."

Owner Chansiri says it was Carvalhal's reputation for producing teams that play attractive attacking football that led the Thai tycoon to plump for the Portuguese. 

Chansiri said: "The reason I chose Carlos was because from many candidates we interviewed, at Sheffield Wednesday we wanted an attacking exciting football philosophy."

More to follow from today's press conference 

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