'Wake the monster" - Carlos Carvalhal's passionate plea for Sheffield Wednesday togetherness as Darren Moore is appointed new boss

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has shown he still has love for the Owls as he called for unity amid the appointment of the latest new manager.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:36 am

The club confirmed this morning that Darren Moore is the next man to take charge, leaving Doncaster Rovers with whom he has reached the League One play-off places so far this campaign.

Off the back of that and with Wednesday in apparent disarray following a hugely damaging defeat to Luton Town on Saturday in a match in which they were leading 2-0, the still-popular old boss has told everyone involved at the Owls to come together to stave off the threat of relegation to the third tier.

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Wednesday are second bottom and six points off safety, with a game in hand over Birmingham City two places above them and this week Moore’s first task comes against near-neighbours and fellow strugglers Rotherham United.

Carvalhal may be flying with his current team Braga, who are second in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but he still retains his affection for Wednesday and he wished new manager Moore ‘good luck’ in his quest to beat the drop.

Posting passionately on twitter, Carvalhal said: “It’s time to be together!!! It’s not about Chairman, Manager, players or fans ... it’s about Sheffield Wednesday!

Carlos Carvalhal while manager of Sheffield Wednesday alongside chairman Dejphon Chansiri

"Stop the critics, be positive and together, “wake the monster”... we must stay in championship this season.

"Good luck Darren Moore."

Carvalhal left Wednesday in 2017 and went on to manage Swansea City in the Premier League before returning to his home country to take over at Rio Ave and then Braga.