Carlos Carvalhal facing the sack at Sheffield Wednesday

by Jack Kitson / 11 December 2017, 12:10

Carlos Carvalhal will reportedly be axed should Sheffield Wednesday fail to beat Championship leaders Wolves at Hillsborough on Friday.

The Sun reports that the under-fire Portuguese coach is precariously wobbling on a treacherous tightrope following a frustrating five game winless run, which leaves the spluttering club 14th in the table: 21 points adrift of Wolves, and 10 points off the top-6 and rivals Sheffield United.

The 52-year-old is currently the third longest-serving manager in the second-tier, having so far spent two-and-a-half-years at the helm, during which he’s bagged back-to-back top-6 finishes, however on both occasions his troops lost out in the play-offs.

But, should Wednesday lose to Nuno Santo’s in-form troops in their next clash, then it could well be curtains for under-fire Carvalhal.

Former Owls player Carlton Palmer thinks Carvalhal’s days are numbered:

“Don’t get me wrong, Carlos Carvalhal has pulled them up by the pants, the club is unrecognisable since the time that he took over. I just think that maybe he’s taken them as far as he can take them.

(Quotes: Express Sport)

Wednesday have frustratingly thrown away leads in their last two games, while their last victory dates back to early November.

Three wins from their last 14 league games is simply not good enough for a team chasing promotion, and considering that Wednesday now have tricky back-to-back games against Wolves and Middlesbrough, their winless drought could well stretch out to Christmas.

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