Lee Bullen has been left picking up the pieces of Sheffield Wednesday’s season, which despite a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, is on the verge of collapsing, with a play-off push looking unlikely.
Bullen is in temporary charge at Hillsborough, having stepped in to replace Carlos Carvalhal, who lost his job with the Owls following a defeat to Middlesbrough last Saturday.
That dismissal ended Carvalhal’s semi-successful spell in South Yorkshire, which saw the Portuguese boss build a strong squad and record back-to-back play-off appearances.
Despite failing to inspire Wednesday to more success this season, and eventually losing his job at Hillsborough, Carvalhal has found work quickly following his dismissal, with confirmation this lunchtime that he has been appointed as Swansea City’s manager in the Premier League.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal as the club’s new manager.
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— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 28, 2017
Carvalhal has replaced Paul Clement at Swansea, and takes charge of the Welsh outfit, who find themselves struggling in the top-flight and facing a relegation battle.
Following the news of Carvalhal’s appointment at Swansea, here is how Sheffield Wednesday’s supporters reacted…
Buzzing for him. Deserves it.
— O (@OSWFC_) December 28, 2017
Good luck to him, top bloke!
— Grant Roberts (@GrantR_91) December 28, 2017
Good luck @carloscarvalha2 wishing you all the best
— jules wtid (@julieakers3) December 28, 2017
Good luck to Carlos and Swansea
— Daniel Roberts (@DannyRoberts84) December 28, 2017
@carloscarvalha2 good look Gaffa on the new job hope you keep them up all the best ????⚪️????
— Adam Smith (@Adamsmith240) December 28, 2017
— Neil Dunne (@ndunne76) December 28, 2017
— Nick (Not Nicky) (@NickBnotNickyB) December 28, 2017
Top bloke, most owls fans will wish him well, just got stale here, nothing more, hope he turns them around
— Douglas birks (@penguindonkey) December 28, 2017