Carvalhal departs the Owls

24 December 2017 05:53:18 EST

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that head coach Carlos Carvalhal has left the Championship club by mutual consent.

The Portuguese tactician enjoyed a relatively successful two-and-a-half years at Hillsborough having arrived at the club in summer 2015 and guided them to the play-off final in his first season and semi-finals last term.

I maintain a huge amount of respect for Carlos as a coach and as a person and he will always be welcome at Hillsborough.

Dejphon Chansiri

However, it has been a disappointing first half to the 2017-18 season with the Owls languishing down in 15th position in the Championship following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against Middlesbrough, who later announced that they had parted company with their manager Garry Monk.

Chairman Dejphon Chansiri told the club's website: "I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Carlos for the time, effort and commitment he has given Sheffield Wednesday over the last two and a half years.

"Both parties believe the time is right to go our separate ways.

"I maintain a huge amount of respect for Carlos as a coach and as a person and he will always be welcome at Hillsborough.

"I wish him every success in the future."

The Owls will now look to bring in a replacement for Carvalhal as soon as possible but Lee Bullen will take charge for the Boxing Day trip to Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday are 21/10 to secure a first win in eight games, while Forest are priced at 27/20 to condemn the Owls to a fourth successive defeat and the draw is available at 13/5.

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