The coach was voted best in April and, with the end of the cycle in sight in Minho, he is named to the championship
A few hours from guiding, most likely, the Braga team for the last time, Sunday, in Famalicão, Carlos Carvalhal was distinguished by the coaches of the Liga Bwin as the best of the month of April.
After the Minho club won the awards for best goalkeeper (Matheus), best defender (David Carmo) and best striker and player of the month (Ricardo Horta, see more), the distinction of Carlos Carvalhal was even expected, after a month to four wins and a draw, although doubtful due to stiff competition. The Braga coach won 32.64% of the vote, ahead of FC Porto’s Sérgio Conceição (28.47%) and Sporting’s Rúben Amorim (9.72%).
The awarding of the Vítor Oliveira prize comes at a time when Carvalhal is appointed to Blackburn Rovers, eighth in the 2021/22 season of the Championship, English second division. Manager Tony Mowbray is leaving, already confirmed, and the club are looking for a replacement, a process which, according to a report by ‘Lancslive’, is already underway, with candidate surveys and even interviews. According to the Lancashire County Press, in the north of England, the Braga coach is part of a “shortlist” and meets the requirements demanded by the historic British club, winners of the Premier League three times, the last in 1994/95.
According to ‘Skybets’, Carlos Carvalhal is in the best position to take over the Blackburn Rovers bank and normally in these cases the bets from the British specialist houses are usually fair.