FA Cup win sends Swans’ Carvalhal back to Sheffield Wednesday

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Carlos Carvalhal was a surprise appointment for Swansea City, and the move is turning out pretty well as the Welsh side has beaten Arsenal and Liverpool to climb out of the Premier League drop zone for the first time since Match Day 10.

The 52-year-old Portuguese manager was hired by Swans four days after he left Sheffield Wednesday of the Football League Championship, and now he’s going to head back to Hillsborough Stadium for a FA Cup fifth round match after Swans stomped Notts County 8-1 on Tuesday.

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Despite the unceremonious end to his life with Wednesday, Carvalhal has a lot of fond memories and can’t wait for a Feb. 17 date which will feel “like going home.” From SwanseaCity.com:

“I don’t know if you know, but in our second season there we got more points than they had got in 50 years. It was the third highest record they’d had in 150 years. We got to the play-offs twice and that’s something very strong which means I am very connected with the club.”

“It’s the same with Besiktas, I will always be linked with that club. I believe one day it will be the same with Swansea – I will be a Jack.”