Carlos Carvalhal is back in football as manager of Rio Ave.

The former Sheffield Wednesday boss had been without a job since Swansea City chose not to renew his contract a year ago.

He was recently touted for the vacancy at Scottish treble winners, Celtic.

But that job was offered to Neil Lennon less than 48 hours before Carvalhal’s appointment by Rio Ave.

The Celtic manager, Neil Lennon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 53-year-old succeeds Daniel Ramos, who only took charge in January of this year after Jose Gomes left to join Reading.

Carvalhal spent two-and-a-half seasons as Sheffield Wednesday manager, in which time he twice led the Owls to the Championship play-offs.

But things took a nosedive in the Portuguese’s third campaign, leading to his departure on Christmas Eve 2017 with the club in 15th position.

Rio Ave are the 12th different club that Carvalhal has managed in his homeland alone, where he last worked nine years ago.

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