Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher has hailed head coach Carlos Carvalhal as ‘fantastic’.
The Scotland frontman, currently on international duty with Gordon Strachan’s side taking on Lithuania and Slovakia has been impresed by Carvalhal since moving to Hillsborough from Sunderland in the summer and praised, among other things, the boss’s honesty.
“He has been fantastic with me. I’ve had a lot of managers but I really respect him,” said Fletcher. “He’s good on the training pitch and is a good man-manager. He will come and speak to you and tell you what he thinks.
“He’s not always full of praise. He will tell you when things aren’t going right and will be honest with you and tell you what you need to improve which is what you need in football. I’ve had a lot of managers. He similar to some. Different to others. Half the battle is man-management. You have to keep everyone happy as not everybody can go out and play.”
While Fletcher has scored three goals since joining the Owls, his all round game has been impressive and he feels the team are managing the expectations placed on them following last season’s push for promotion.
“We have a great squad and a great manager so everyone is going to be coming to look at us and when they play us they will be up for the challenge, but so are we.”