Carlos: I must say thank you

17th February 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal said thank you to former club Sheffield Wednesday for the rousing reception he received on his first return to Hillsborough.

Swansea City drew 0-0 with the Owls in round five of the Emirates FA Cup as Carvalhal went back to the club he left in December.

The Swans boss spent two-and-a-half years in charge at Wednesday, leading the club to the Championship play-offs in successive seasons.

And he was given rousing ovation by the home crowd at the end of today’s stalemate.

“I almost cried after the game when two fans came to talk to me,” Carvalhal revealed.

“It’s a very emotional moment for me. I must say thank you to Sheffield Wednesday – to the fans, the staff, the manager and the players – for the way they received me.

“They all treated me very well and this is a part of football I love.

“The fans were unbelievable. I know if a player or manager works hard and gives 100 per cent to the club, they will recognise this.

“I felt that today and I am very proud. This is a moment which I will always remember. It makes me the happiest manager in the world.”