The Swansea fans in the Transfer Tavern are all pleased to see that, according to Sky Sports, their Portuguese manager, Carlos Carvalhal is in informal talks with the club to take extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium beyond the summer. Carvalhal took over at Swansea just before the turn of the year with the club sitting rock bottom in 20th, although in his ten games in charge of the Swans he’s engineered five wins and pulled the club up to 14th in the table.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 5, 2018
Carvalhal had two very successful seasons with Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, steering the club to 4th and 6th placed finishes, but ultimately failing to navigate the playoffs. Now though, the Portuguese tactician, who studied for his UEFA license alongside Jose Mourinho, has been given his Premier League break at the Liberty Stadium and has taken it with both hands. Swansea have masterminded wins over Liverpool and Arsenal during Carvalhal’s reign and look destined to survive for another year.
The club are in danger of becoming a reactionary club, sacking a manager and bringing a new man in for immediate impact instead of letting one man instil a philosophy a the club. Paul Clement was brought in last year to keep the club up with them sitting in the danger zone, Clement did what he was brought in to do and then was subsequently sacked in December last year leading to Carvalhal’s appointment. With Carvalhal in charge, fans will be hoping for a long and successful reign as they hope to nail themselves down as one of the Premier League’s consistent mid-table sides.
You can read our local Swans’ verdict on Carvalhal’s contract talks here:
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— Will (@TheSincilBanker) April 5, 2018
Announce to be sacked in December in relegation zone then new manager keeps them up, the new Sunderland
— LiamBrett7 (@liam_brett7) April 5, 2018
So he should had a harsh sacking by my team SWFC with injuries etc had no one to chose from, shown what a good manager he is, sadly with sack race he will be gone this time next year.
— Dan Oldfield (@dano1311) April 5, 2018
We will sack him in December anyway.
— Rhys (@Footyrhys) April 5, 2018
Not out of danger yet. Stay up pay up!
— JustTony (@Ashleyp60980398) April 5, 2018
Did not realise that was a short term deal fair play they will prob be ok
— stephen hunt (@stephenhunt5) April 5, 2018
Don't do it. Doesn't end well.
— Blair Hardman (@Blair_Hardman) April 5, 2018
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