Under the impetus of Carlos Carvalhal climbed Swansea City out of the valley. Saturday in the quarter finals of the FA Cup against Tottenham.
When Carlos Carvalhal on december 28, 2017 was appointed as the successor of Paul Clement at Swansea City, was the situation of the Welsh club has not been particularly good. It was bleak last in the Premier League.
That Swansea his fate put into the hands of a relatively unknown 52-year-old Portuguese, was here and there on disbelief received. “There are so many English coaches available. Why they go for him? This must be a joke. I honestly think that some people that a football club administrations do not understand how the game works, ” analyst and ex-player Paul Merson racing.
Ten days later, Merson, in his opinion adjust. After an impressive series of are The Swans from the degradatiezone climbed. Of all the managerial changes this season in the Premier League have been made, is that of Carvalhal the most successful. He led Swansea to thuisoverwinningen against Liverpool (1-0), Arsenal (3-1) and the season’s revelation Burnley (1-0).
The Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is excited about the coach: ‘Everyone now knows what he must do on the field, so he has made a big difference. We think not now that we have a contest going to lose, our winning mentality is back. He has the players changed.’
That last is certainly true for Jordan Ayew. The 26-year-old Ghanaian striker, son of Abedi Pele, kicked in the first half of the season not a dent in a stick of butter. The last few weeks he thanked, however, with a few crucial goals for the trust that Carvalhal in him.
The Portuguese coach, who previously especially clubs from Portugal, Greece and Turkey, coached, guided The Swans to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. It follows from Tottenham on a visit. Spicy detail: under Carvalhal lost to Swansea City until now, but one home game, against… the Spurs.