Swansea City appoint Carlos Carvalhal as coach
Swansea (Wales):English football club Swansea City on Thursday appointed Carlos Carvalhal as their new head coach.
"The 52-year-old former Besiktas, Sporting Lisbon and Sheffield Wednesday boss has been given the Swans job initially until the end of the season with the option of an extension," the club announced in a statement.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said: "We are very pleased with the appointment.
"We felt we needed to get the managerial situation resolved as soon as possible and while the timing is not always perfect, we can look forward to the second half of the campaign with renewed optimism.
"He has built up a lot of experience over the years which will ensure the team is structured and organised. He is driven and ambitious and while he has a big challenge ahead of him, I know he will tackle it without fear."
The Portuguese tactician will take charge of Swansea for the first time at Watford on Saturday during their away English Premier League (EPL) tie.