Relegation haunted Swansea's appointment of Carlos Carvalhal has been applauded by Albion manager Chris Hughton.

The Welshmen have plumped for the Portugese ex-boss of Sheffield Wednesday to haul them out of the mire at the foot of the Premier League after sacking Paul Clement.

Wednesday reached the Championship play-offs twice in a row under Carvalhal, getting the better of Hughton's Albion first time around, but they struggled under him this season.

Hughton told The Argus: "I had a very good relationship with Carlos over these last couple of seasons. Before the game, after the game. They were tight games. Obviously we had them in the play-offs.

"He is somebody I know from a footballing point of view quite well - not away from the games but when we have played them.

"He did I thought a very good job at Sheffield Wednesday. In the end, when you've had the two play-offs, that third year becomes a little bit tougher.

"It's a good and sensible appointment. He has enjoyed managing in England. Although he has no Premier League experience he has experience of our game."

Carvalhal returns to the Amex with Swansea in February.