Carlos Carvalhal thanked Wednesday for their warm reception on what he admitted was an emotional day as he returned to Hillsborough with his Swansea side for the FA Cup tie on Saturday.
The former Owls head coach applauded all four sides of the ground at the end of the tie and said: “I almost cried after the game when two fans came to talk with me. It’s a very emotional moment.
“I must say thank you to Sheffield Wednesday for the way that the fans received me, the buzz in the stadium, the players, also the manager (Jos Luhukay), the staff, everybody. It’s the part that I love in football.
“To come back after five years or 10 years will be great. To come back after eight weeks and have this kind of reception makes me the most happy manager in the world.”