Carlos Carvalhal talks up Sheffield Wednesday achievements

Carlos Carvalhal manager

Carlos Carvalhal will take on Sheffield Wednesday with Swansea in the FA Cup.

Carlos Carvalhal manager

Swansea City's 8-1 win over Notts County last night sealed their place in the FA Cup fifth round.

For manager Carlos Carvalhal it is particularly significant, as Swansea will now take on his former club Sheffield Wednesday.

Carvalhal is looking forward to the match and spoke about the reunion to Swansea's official website after their victory.

Carlos Carvalhal manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

He was fired by the Owls in December after a disappointing run of results, but he is proud of his efforts at Hillsborough.

Carvalhal said: "I feel it will be like going back home. It was my home for two-and-a-half years and I was very happy there.

“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."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal consoles Gary Hooper during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium on May 28,...

Carvalhal's Swansea reached the play-off final in 2016 but lost to Hull City 1-0 at Wembley.

He has been replaced by Dutch manager Jos Luhukay.

While Carvalhal has made an immediate impact at Swansea, Luhukay has struggled to turn results around.

The Owls have won their two FA Cup matches in the past month but in the league they have three draws and one defeat.

Carvalhal's Swansea are now playing with real confidence and they will be heavy favourites for the clash later this month.

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