32 Facts About Carlos Carvalhal

1. Carlos Carvalhal won five of his first nine league games as Swansea climbed to 13th place, but they were condemned to the Sky Bet Championship after picking up only three points from the last 27 on offer.

2. Carlos Carvalhal was a stand-out performer when Everton were seen off amidst a febrile atmosphere in SA1 just shy of 12 months ago.

3. Carlos Carvalhal has created six clear goalscoring opportunities under Carvalhal, he had only managed five in the previous 20.

4. Carlos Carvalhal is among the most effective Premier League forwards when it comes to tackling, averaging 2.1 successful challenges a game.

5. Carlos Carvalhal addressed the media keen to stress how his record surpasses that of predecessor Paul Clement.

6. Carlos Carvalhal maintains he has done a good job at Swansea, claiming his team would be Europa League candidates had he had the whole of the campaign in charge.

7. Carlos Carvalhal insists he will discuss his future with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins after facing Stoke, but the Portuguese is determined to go out with a bang and said his private goodbyes to the gathered media at Fairwood on Friday.

8. Carlos Carvalhal is set to lose his job in South Wales with Swansea likely to drop to the Championship on Sunday, barring a mathematical miracle.

9. Carlos Carvalhal wanted to discuss his future at the club but chairman Huw Jenkins said "it was in the interest of both parties to move in a new direction".

10. Carlos Carvalhal has a justified belief that Jones has 10 coins in his pocket.

11. Carlos Carvalhal left Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, after a run of games which saw them drop to 15th in the second tier and closer to relegation than the playoffs.

12. Carlos Carvalhal guided them to third place in the league in 1992, and earned them a UEFA Cup place.

13. Carlos Carvalhal is acknowledged as the first professional football player in England.

14. Carlos Carvalhal became president and chairman of the Football Association, and was known as the "Napoleon of Football".

15. Carlos Carvalhal will be the seventh different Swansea manager that Arsene Wenger has faced in the Premier League, in what is the 14th meeting.

16. Carlos Carvalhal is the best chairman I have ever worked with in my life in football and I hope everybody at Hillsborough can help him achieve the dream of the Premier League.

17. Carlos Carvalhal required over as trainer of Espinho upon his pension in 1998.

18. Carlos Carvalhal retired in 1998, having performed in almost 200 Primeira Liga fits.

19. Carlos Carvalhal performed his youngsters soccer with Braga from 1978 to 1983 prior to making his older debut using the group.

20. Carlos Carvalhal wrote a coaching manual, detailing his style of play and approach while in charge of Besiktas.

21. Carlos Carvalhal was handed his biggest posting in Portuguese football in 2009 when he replaced Paulo Bento at Sporting on an interim basis from November until the end of the season.

22. Carlos Carvalhal would leave to join Vitoria Setubal, who he guided to promotion into the top flight in his first season, before switching to Belenenses.

23. Carlos Carvalhal has led clubs in Portugal, Greece and Turkey with most of his postings coming in his homeland.

24. Carlos Carvalhal moved to England for the first time in 2015, and he proved an astute appointment at Sheffield Wednesday.

25. Carlos Carvalhal took over as coach of Espinho upon his retirement in 1998.

26. Carlos Carvalhal retired in 1998, having played in nearly 200 Primeira Liga matches.

27. Carlos Carvalhal played his youth soccer with Braga from 1978 to 1983 before making his senior debut with the team.

28. Carlos Carvalhal talks well, speaks to fans and is a good coach to work for.

29. Carlos Carvalhal is sitting there and taking charge of the team.

30. Carlos Carvalhal had a happy time at Sheffield Wednesday and despite a poor ending, the era will be looked back on with fondness.

31. Carlos Carvalhal authored the book Soccer: Developing a Know-How, in which he discussed his own coaching philosophy.

32. Carlos Carvalhal began managing at his last club Espinho, in the Segunda Liga, being dismissed early into his second year.