Wolverhampton Wanderers have discussed former Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim as a potential successor for Bruno Lage, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.
The Lowdown: Beale in the lead
Since Lage’s sacking on October 3rd, a plethora of potential candidates have been discussed behind the scenes at the Molineux.
Having been rejected by former Sevilla boss and number one target Julen Lopetegui due to personal reasons, the Old Gold have been linked with the likes of former head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale.
More recently, Beale has been confirmed as the front runner by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, but Jacobs believes they have a couple of plates spinning.
The Latest: Jardim in the mix
The CBS reporter has shared his own update on Wolves’ manager hunt, name-dropping a new candidate being considered by the Midlands club.
Taking to Twitter, he revealed: “Club have also discussed ex-Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim and already interviewed Rob Edwards. Sean Dyche not in the mix.”
The Verdict: Good appointment
Having also been in charge of the likes of Olympiacos, Sporting CP and SC Braga, the Venezuelan-born Jardim has a wealth of experience at the highest level.
With the Greek giants, the 48-year-old led the side to a double trophy haul in 2012/13, winning both the league and domestic cup. In 2016/17, the Portuguese boss knocked Paris Saint-Germain off their perch as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title, and more recently, he led Al-Hilal Saudi FC to AFC Champions League victory.
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Hailed as ‘a very good coach’ by former Chelsea assistant Zsolt Low, Jardim’s arrival at the Molineux would bring an experienced figure into the club.