Sheffield Wednesday’s manager target is cut from the same cloth as Carlos Carvalhal – Our View

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So, after just 10 games under Tony Pulis, Sheffield Wednesday are looking for a new manager.

Luckily, it seems as though Dejphon Chansiri is wasting very little time when it comes to appointing a new gaffer with Jose Morais reportedly already in his sights.

Morais has, of course, worked in England before, enduring an unsuccessful spell with Barnsley back in 2018, but a look at his CV shows that he has the capabilities to do a good job.

He had a 60 per cent win percentage in his last job at Jeonbuk Motors in South Korea, while he won 2.32 points per game with Esperance in Tunisia.


However, the thing that sticks out most on his CV is his work with Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea.

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Indeed, Morais worked as Jose Mourinho’s assistant at those three clubs, and it goes without saying how successful he was, winning numerous league titles and a historic Champions League title at Inter.

Of course, not every successful assistant manager can make it at the top level, Paul Clement looked out of his depth when he tried to become a full-time gaffer with both Derby and Swansea, while Mike Phelan didn’t last long at Hull after years of working with Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, it has to be said that Mourinho does seem to have a knack of mentoring future managers.

Perhaps it’s because Mourinho himself was mentored by Bobby Robson, but it certainly seems as though the Tottenham boss’ disciples go on to carve out brilliant careers for themselves.

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Brendan Rodgers is currently 2nd in the Premier League with Leicester, Steve Clarke has just led Scotland to their first major tournament in over 20 years, while Andre Villas-Boas is doing a solid job with Marseille after spells managing some massive clubs in the shape of Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham.

No Wednesday fan needs reminding just how good of a gaffer Carlos Carvalhal was either, and  he famously studied for his coaching badges alongside Mourinho, with the Yorkshire Evening Post describing the ex-Chelsea boss as a friend and a mentor for Carvalhal.

If Morais can follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned gaffers he could be a great appointment, and while he was poor at Barnsley, he may have what it takes to salvage this season for the Owls.

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