Sabri Lamouchi is reportedly a leading contender to take over from Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves.
The Lowdown: Nuno to leave Wolves
It has been confirmed that Nuno will leave the Midlands club after taking charge of his final game against Manchester United at Molineux as the Premier League season draws to a close today.
Should Wolves hire Lamouchi?
Interestingly, it has been reported that Fosun initiated the end of his reign and moved to take action after what has been a very disappointing campaign overall.
It is understood that the Chinese ownership thought that him leaving is the way forward after months of tension behind the scenes, having been left frustrated by some poor performances and results, while there have also been arguments over the transfer policy and Nuno’s communication.
The Latest: Lamouchi a leading contender
As per Football Insider, Lamouchi has emerged as a leading contender to replace Nuno.
A source from the club has told the news outlet that the 49-year-old was lined up a year ago to take over from the Portuguese manager when it was feared that he would leave Molineux at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Agent Jorge Mendes had already laid down the groundwork for Lamouchi to join Wolves from Nottingham Forest, whom he has since left for his current role at Al-Duhail SC, only for his move across the Midlands to be kiboshed by the first lockdown last year.
The Verdict: Wolves should not rush into things
Wolves should not rush into getting a new manager just yet, as other potential candidates may emerge from now until the start of next season – for example, they have been recently linked with former Benfica coach Bruno Lage.
Although Lamouchi has had past experience of managing in English football with Forest, he has never managed in the Premier League, nor has he won a major trophy as a manager (Transfermarkt). Indeed, Forest blew a seemingly nailed-on play-off place last season under him, while a dreadful start to the current campaign saw him given the bullet in October.
His overall CV flatters to deceive, in truth, and so Wolves should really be waiting for a better candidate to come forward.
In other news, this big contract update has had many Wolves fans talking!
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