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Report: Continental champions' vice president flying in for talks with ex-Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have their hearts set on a change of manager after the Owls’ slide down the Championship table.

Wednesday were third at Christmas but ended the season in 16th place – enough for sections of the Hillsborough support to lose patience with Garry Monk.

But one name suggested by a handful as a possible Monk replacement may soon be off-limits.

According to Record, Flamengo vice president Marcos Braz was due in Portugal on Thursday for talks with Carlos Carvalhal.

It is claimed the Brazilians have made Carvalhal – who twice led Sheffield Wednesday to the play-offs in his two-and-a-half-years in charge – their primary target to succeed Jorge Jesus.

Jesus delivered the Brazilian title and South America’s Champions League-equivalent trophies last term, earning himself a return to a former club, Benfica.

In doing so, Jesus replaced Carvalhal’s former Wednesday assistant Bruno Lage as boss of the Eagles.

LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2019/08/10: Coach Bruno Lage of SL Benfica in action during the League NOS 2019/20 footballl match between SL Benfica vs FC Paços de Ferreira.
(Final score: SL Benfica 5 – 0 FC Paços de Ferreira). (Photo by David Martins/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Carvalhal has taken an unfancied Rio Ave side to the brink of Europa League qualification.

But the 54-year-old is out of contract after Sunday’s season finale, and has already expressed a desire to explore alternative options next season.

Another Brazilian side, Red Bull Bragantino, had a move for Carvalhal blocked by Rio Ave in January, according to The Daily Mirror.

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