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Mourinho picks his manager of the year

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has nominated his compatriot Carlos Carvalhal as the candidate who should win the Manager of the Year award

The Swansea manager has turned things around since replacing the fired Paul Clement back in December and has guided the South Wales side from the bottom of the Premier League table to 15th place with five wins in 11 matches.

The Portuguese coach has overseen victories against the likes of both Liverpool and Arsenal and Mourinho is full of praise for his achievements this season.

“This guy [Carvalhal] is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League,” said Mourinho, according to Yahoo.

“He is the manager of the season, because they were dead and he is going to save them.”

One thing that has particularly impressed Mourinho about the Swansea coach this season is his brave approach to making substitutions at half-time with his side 2-0 down.

“He changed the players. Not many coaches would do that at half-time. He did it and improved his team.” added Mourinho.