Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal continues to entertain the Premier League with his charismatic persona and quirky anecdotes.
Carvalhal has overseen a remarkable turnaround at the Liberty Stadium since taking over in December, as his new club continue to pick up the points required for survival.
His team have put in some impressive performances to defeat the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal as they continue to go from strength to strength.
As a result of the performances of his Swansea side, you can forgive Carvalhal for being in good spirits, and as a result he’s brought great colour to his press conferences and interviews.
We’ve taken a look at some of his best bits, both from his time in South Wales and his two years in charge at Sheffield Wednesday.
Swansea’s victory over Burnley came courtesy of an 81st minute winner from Ki Sung-yueng after Carvalhal threw on the cavalry to try and earn the three points – only he used a better term.
Carlos Carvalhal on Swansea's win over Burnley and his attacking substitutions: “We put all the meat on the barbecue! We put all the meat on the fire to try and win.”
— Dafydd Pritchard (@DafPritchard) February 10, 2018
Bake Off fans will recognise the Portuguese pasteis de nata from the last season of the show, and Carvalhal was kind enough to bring some of the Portuguese delicacy, similar to custard tarts, to share at a press conference recently.
— TFS Swansea City (@TFS_SwanseaCity) February 8, 2018
This is a strange way of saying it’s a chance for other players, but elegant nonetheless.
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal on injuries ruling Fer and Bony out for the season.
"When one Swan falls, another Swan will fly"
— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) February 5, 2018
Nope, we have no idea either.
Could watch Carlos Carvalhal's press conferences all day! 😂
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 31, 2018
The Swans’ boss had this bizarre analogy regarding his January transfer business.
"I will do my best to try and bring in the best players. I will look to the lobsters and sea bass, but if not we must buy sardines. But sometimes the sardines can win games."
— Futsal Elite (@FutsalElite) January 5, 2018
Not that it seems he needed his lobsters…
You know how Jesus turned water into wine?
Carlos Carvalhal just turned a team of sardines into lobsters!!!!!!!
— Dan (@D8nnyJ) February 10, 2018
Possibly his most unexplainable moment is when he started on a £20 note during his last few months in charge at Wednesday.
Here's Carlos Carvalhal punching a £20 note.
Obviously doesn't know they're not as indestructible as the new £5 ones.
(Via Sheffield Star) pic.twitter.com/Kq0GXrz3IY
— Coral (@Coral) September 26, 2017
“A potato cannot play the role of a fish.” Erm…
— Betfred (@Betfred) April 4, 2017
Okay, so we don’t actually have a clue what he’s on about here either.
— Proper Sport (@ProperSport) October 2, 2017
“We tried to put on different music in the second half,” he went on.
“We put on a little bit of rock and we opened them up. We took risks and we tried to win. With that kind of rock and roll we could score goals.”
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) January 12, 2016
He definitely embraced the local culture during his time in Sheffield.
— Chris Holt (@HoltChris) March 2, 2017
To be fair, it’s hard to not like the Arctic Monkeys.
"The lead singer is the one who shows the best performance when he is singing but he needs the others to do good music. Alone, the singer can do nothing. I like the Arctic Monkeys."
Carlos Carvalhal, my manager
— Lewis Bower (@LewisBower_) February 2, 2018
You can’t say his tastes aren’t well rounded.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) December 26, 2015
It does kind of make sense though…we think.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) October 27, 2015
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