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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