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Sheffield Wednesday- 5 potential candidates to replace Carlos Carvalhal

Thursday 28th December 2017

There is not much surprise at the news that Carlos Carvahal has been sacked as manager of Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls have made a poor start to the season and now find themselves looking for a new boss. Despite getting them into the Play-Offs in both of his two full seasons in charge at Hillsborough, they have failed in both attempts to get promoted and the fans have lost patience with him.

Here are five potential candidates to replace him-

Paul Clement

The former assistant manager of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid was recently sacked by Swansea City after a poor start to their top-flight season. Having saved them from relegation last season, this seemed harsh. He has experience of managing in the Championship from his spell at Derby County and would be a good option for Wednesday. He has bags of experience at some of Europe's elite clubs but has never really set the world alight as a manager. He needs a job where he can build a foundation and his own team. His last two jobs have been short-term and he needs somewhere to settle.

Paul Lambert

The 48-year-old is looking for a job after leaving Wolves at the end of last season. He is an experienced Championship manager having managed Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Wolves in the past. His best achievement as a manager was getting Norwich City from League One to the Premier League after joining them from Colchester United. He was then targeted by Aston Villa, and although his time at Villa Park was seen as a failure by many, he still had some good moments there. He has done a solid job in his last two jobs at Blackburn Rovers and Wolves and deserves another chance in the game soon.

Nigel Pearson

Pearson knows the Championship very well and has experience of guiding teams out of it. He is currently manager of Oh Leuven but would no doubt be tempted by the club he spent seven years as a player at. His best job was at Leicester when he took them to the Premier League and kept them there the season after. It was the same team that went onto win the league title in 2016. Pearson came back in the game with Derby County but it did not work out for him there. Pearson and Sheffield Wednesday would be a good fit.

Paul Hurst

The 43-year-old has worked wonders with League One side Shrewsbury Town. He has taken a team who were tipped as relegation candidates to second in the league. He also did a stunning job at his previous club Grimsby Town, where he won the National League Play-Off final (then called the Conference) and the FA Trophy. He is from Sheffield and is a big Wednesday fan so would be popular amongst their fans.

Paulo Fonseca

Perhaps a surprise name, but Fonseca has been linked with the Owls' vacancy. He is currently the manager of Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk. The Portuguese boss has managed nine different clubs, eight of which have been in his native Portugal. These have included Pacos de Ferreira, Porto, Aves and Braga. His best job was with Pacos de Ferreira of whom he took to the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Harry Mail

A big Hull City fan from Manchester. Keep an eye on leagues across Europe, the MLS and non-league in England.


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