Hinchcliffe admits that he had doubts over Carvalhal when he first took over, but he has been won over by the Portuguese boss’s start at Hillsborough.
“I wondered whether Carvalhal might be a bit of a stopgap but the players can't speak highly enough of him; it's not just his coaching and philosophy, it's his manner,” he said. “Just speaking to a few of them, I know the players love going into training. I was at Wednesday - you get a feel for the good times; it's in the air - and there's something happening there at the moment.”
Carvalhal’s start at Wednesday has been made all the more impressive, due to the volume of changes that were made in the summer.
The Owls had a huge turnover of staff during the previous transfer window, but Carvalhal has gelled the group together in rapid time.
Wednesday have lost just one of their last 12 matches, and they have climbed the Championship table at a rapid rate.
The Yorkshire side are now lurking just outside the play-offs, and there is genuine hope that they can force their way into promotion contention by the end of the season.
Wednesday's next match comes against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and a win in that match could take them up into seventh place.