The former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal is off to Brazil, according to reports in Portugal.

A Bola claims that Carvalhal will leave his current employers, Rio Ave, for Red Bull Bragantino once an agreement is reached between the two clubs.

The 54-year-old only took charge of Rio Ave last summer and has led the Vilacondenses to seventh in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

But the chance to join an ambitious club like Bragantino – who according to Transfermarkt have already spent around £8.5 million ahead of their first-ever Serie A campaign – could be hard to turn down for Carvalhal.

A Bola claims that Carvalhal, whom it expects to cost around £430,000, will take charge of Rio Ave’s Taça de Portugal trip to Benfica on Tuesday ahead of his likely departure.

Carvalhal in the dugout for Wednesday’s 2017 play-off semi-final tie against Huddersfield Town, which the Owls lost on penalties. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The Portuguese coach led Wednesday to the Championship play-offs in each of his two full seasons in charge of the Owls, but left midway through the following campaign after a disappointing start.

He quickly resurfaced at Swansea City, but failed to keep the Welsh side in the Premier League and spent a year without a club before Rio Ave came calling.

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