The Lowdown: Lopetegui alternative
Fosun and Jeff Shi have been on the hunt to find Bruno Lage’s successor and had made the former Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui their number one target, but were sent back to the drawing board after he turned down the opportunity to move to the Premier League.
Edwards was sacked by Watford last month and is now a free agent, and it appears that the hierarchy have added the 39-year-old to their shortlist of ideal candidates as they look to appoint a new man in the dugout.
The Latest: Wolves interview Edwards
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Percy revealed that Wolves have interviewed Edwards, and whilst they are still set to hold talks with other candidates, the up and coming coach is a ‘surprise’ option.
“Wolves interviewed former player and ex-Watford manager Rob Edwards today. Process to appoint a new manager still in early stages with other contenders from UK & abroad to be approached, but Edwards is a surprise option. Reputation with club v high.”
The Verdict: Ideal candidate?
Edwards previously played for Wolves and even became a coach in the club’s academy after retiring so it’s no surprise to learn that they value him so highly.
The Telford-born man, who likes a 3-5-2 system, has only lost 27 out of 101 games throughout his managerial career (winning 47 and drawing 27), and also has a promotion to his name after guiding Forest Green Rovers to glory last season.
Hiring Edwards would be a risk given he’s never had a senior position in the top flight, but Old Gold figures knowing him so well would surely mean he’d have the support network to atone for any shortcomings in experience.
Is Edwards the right man for the job?
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