By 90Min
February 09, 2018

Carlos Carvalhal is making loads of new friends at Swansea, and it's not just because of the way he's turning the team's fortunes around.

The 52-year-old took over as the Swans' manager late last year, following the sacking of Paul Clement, and has already recorded huge wins against both Liverpool and Arsenal.

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He is keen to change the atmosphere at the club into a friendlier one, given their stricken season, and is even getting the journos involved.

"When you have a lot of stress around your team the best thing is to try and put a smile on their faces," he said during his presser on Thursday ahead of the Welsh side's clash with Burnley.

"But I can't say this is the key - we have not achieved anything so far."

Before the presser started, though, the manager walked in bearing gifts - supposedly homemade tarts for the reporters.

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He would even joke about one of the journalists having crumbs around his mouth before answering a question, certainly lightening the mood in the conference room ahead of what will be a very important match.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte famously ate from a reporter's chocolate cake during an interview last season, but Carvalhal is perhaps trying to prove that it is indeed better to give than to receive.

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