Former Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal has emerged as a candidate to replace Bruno Lage at Wolves, according to a new report which has emerged.
The Lowdown: Wolves looking for new manager
Bruno Lage’s sacking was confirmed on Sunday after the drab 2-0 defeat at West Ham the previous day left the Old Gold in the Premier League relegation zone.
Attention must now swiftly turn to who will replace the 46-year-old in the role, with the likes of Julen Lopetegui and Ange Postecoglou emerging as early candidates.
A report from Portugal has seemingly thrown another name into the hat.
The Latest: Carvalhal emerges as Wolves candidate
The 56-year-old is currently manager of Al Wahda FC in Abu Dhabi, having been appointed earlier in the year.
The Verdict: Risky appointment?
Carvalhal perhaps doesn’t sound as convincing a prospective appointment as someone like Lopetegui or Postecoglou, given his inconsistent record in England in the past.
Granted, he did largely well with Sheffield Wednesday, guiding them to the Championship play-off final in 2016, but he was only at Swansea for half season before departing following their relegation from the top flight four years ago.
Carvalhal has plus points – his innovative tactics have earned plenty of column inches and Sergio Conceicao once hailed his ‘stunning brand of football‘ – but it feels like there may be stronger, more reliable candidates available than than a manager currently operating outside of Europe.
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