Carlos Carvalhal, who has been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Wolves, has just left UAE club Al Wahda.
The 56-year-old had only been in charge of them since June, but has already lost his job with the club providing official confirmation this evening.
Carvalhal lasted just four games, and is now set to be replaced by Spaniard Manuel Jimenez.
Interestingly, Al Wahda actually won their last game 4-0 away to Al Bataeh on Sunday, which was their first victory of the campaign.
But Carvalhal leaves Wahda ninth in the 14-team table, and the timing is certainly interesting.
That’s because Carvalhal has actually been linked with Wolves following the sacking of Bruno Lage yesterday.
Record reported this morning that Carvalhal and former Watford boss Javi Gracia were both in contention to land the job at Molineux.
Carvalhal was actually interviewed for the Blackburn Rovers job earlier this year, and it is thought he would be keen on a move back to England.
Carvalhal’s last gig here was as manager of Swansea City, where he actually worked with Bruno Lage, who was his assistant.
He also worked with Lage at Sheffield Wednesday before that.
Carvalhal’s exit from Al Wahda is surely because another job has come up for him.
Getting rid of a manager after just four games, the last being a 4-0 win, surely only happens because another club has come calling.
Carlos Carvalhal surely isn’t going to go to Wolves, as he officially leaves Al Wahda
It would be a major shock if managerial journeyman Carvalhal was bound for Wolves.
This is seemingly just a coincidence that he is leaving Al Wahda at the same time his name is being linked with Molineux.
There have been reports recently that he could be set to make a move to Hull City.
The Tigers recently sacked their manager Georgian boss Shota Arveladze and are looking for a replacement.