|Job||Swansea City Manager|
|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Sheffield Wednesday|
|Swansea City FC|
2018 02 03 Retrieve
[Carlos Carvalhal on whether or not he’ll have to worry about facing Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez] I have a house and do not know what my neighbours do. I look after my family and my dogs. I say hello to them and wave but that’s it. It’s not my problem
2019 12 22 Retrieve
[What does the reaction to Carlos Carvalhal’s incredible Dejphon Chansiri tale say about how Sheffield Wednesday is run?] I did the interview, I was chosen and, months later, I came to know that who had the last word on my hiring was … the son of the chairman, who would’ve been 10 or 11 years old!
He had seen some things on the internet, some press releases in Turkey [where Carvalhal had managed at Besitkas and İstanbul Başakşehir] and some games. The purest reality. The decision of a 10-year-old kid opened the door for my life’s challenge! And at that moment, I felt that I was starting my career seriously
2020 02 12 Retrieve
[Carlos Carvalhal has insisted that the Red Devils’ new signing operates best in a deep-lying role, rather than just behind the strikers] He (Fernandes) is not a number 10. He is a midfielder but he has developed that ability to break the line of the defence to score goals
He shoots, he assists, the passes and the free-kicks. But he is not a 10, he is an 8. He is a box-to-box player who understands very well the game. He doesn’t just play. He understands everything that happens around him. He shoots, he assists, the passes and the free-kicks. But he is not a 10, he is an 8. He is a box-to-box player who understands very well the game. He doesn’t just play. He understands everything that happens around him
He has been the best player in the Portuguese league for two years minimum. He is in that group of players who are among the best in the world.
Sometimes these technical players, it is their quality in the defensive transition that is a problem in the Premier League. When they lose the ball, they don’t react quickly enough to win it back, but he has developed a lot in the past two seasons. When his team loses the ball, he reacts quickly to win the ball back. That is important in England. He is not lazy, he is the opposite. A fighter. He has everything to be a key player
2020 04 04 Retrieve
[Ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal delivers his verdict on Premier League pay cuts proposal] I think we must give (an) example to the society all the time. The first thing that happened in my country about the coronavirus was professional football closed its doors to give (an) example to everybody.
And we must understand that it is not just in a positive way we must give an example. In the bad moments, we must give an example to society.
This is more of a problem to the people in medical and nurses. These people are in the first line of this fight. These people really have a problem.
We have a problem because we are not acting. We are not working but we must understand society and give the best example that we can give.
We can give a good example because football is doing this all the time in society. I agree, absolutely, there are problems and we are part of the solution. We are not part of the problem and we must help to solve the situation
2020 04 15 Retrieve
[Why Carlos Carvalhal’s orchestra analogy still rings true for Sheffield Wednesday today. Speaking before their famous cup win over Arsenal in October 2015] Midfielders are the ones who control the game but without a good defence and attackers to support them they can do nothing. Everyone has the same importance. In an orchestra they have a saxophone, they have a piano and they have the drums. We have some players who must be the drums. You can’t have an orchestra that is just 11 people playing piano or all playing the drums
2020 04 27 Retrieve
[Carlos Carvalhal makes revealing admission on his Sheffield Wednesday appointment] After Besiktas and Istanbul BB, my contract with Al Ahli had ended, and I was in negotiations with Glasgow Rangers. I even went to London to talk to them.
During that time, Amadeu (Paixao, a close advisor to Chansiri), contacted me, told me that Sheffield Wednesday were interviewing several coaches and asked me if I’d be interested
I did the interview, I was chosen and, months later, I came to know that who had the last word on my hiring was […] the son of the chairman, who would’d be 10 or 11 years old (laughs).
He had seen some things on the internet, some press releases in Turkey and some games. The purest reality. The decision of a 10-year-old kid opened the door for my life’s challenge! And at that moment, I felt that I was starting my career seriously
All my life I dreamed of going to England, especially in a fascinating league like the Championship. I usually say that it is not for boys: it’s for leaders, for commanders. Twenty four teams: 20 want to go up. Excellent coaches. Stadiums full. Completely diverse styles. The proximity of the games is a constant challenge for a coach