Next Wolves manager odds: Who will replace Bruno Lage at Molineux?

With the departure of Bruno Lage, who will be in stepping into the hot seat?

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At one stage Bruno Lage had Wolves’ fans flirting with the idea of Champions League football coming to Molineux but after collecting just six points from eight Premier League games this season, which saw them score just three goals, he was given the boot.

Will Wolves’ owners go for a manager with a proven record of playing attractive football or, with them staring a relegation dog-fight in the face, will they take a more pragmatic approach and hire someone who has the experience to get them back up the Premier League table?

Or will it just be another Portuguese bloke?

Paddy’s trusty traders are here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff and they’ve priced up the runners and riders to bring us the next Wolverhampton Wanderers manager odds and betting.

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Michael Beale

Michael Beale

Mick Beale is doing a sterling job in charge of QPR in the Championship. Steven Gerrard’s former right-hand man has the west London side 4th in the second tier and might be tempted to step up to the big time.

Peter Bosz

Peter Bosz recently left Lyon and is on the hunt for a new job after holding some pretty high-ranking roles. He’s got Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen on his CV, though he’s never really stayed anywhere for too long.

Nuno Espirito Santo

They say never go back. Nuno Espirito Santo was loved at Wolves but things seems to fizzle out at Molineux following a four year spell at the helm. He left on good terms before taking up a pretty disastrous spell at Spurs. He’s currently at Al-Ittihad over in Saudi Arabia.

Marcelo Gallardo

This would be an interesting one. Marcelo Gallardo is managing River Plate in his native Argentina and isn’t far away from reaching a decade in the dugout. Can he resist the lure of Wolverhampton over Buenos Aires?

Pedro Martins

Olympiacos’ Pedro Martins is next on the list. His win rate of 64.71% with the Greek side is impressive but in previous roles in the Portuguese Primeira Liga (Vitoria Guimaraes, Rio Ave and Maritimo) the highest he achieved was 45%. Like the above two managers though he has some valuable European experience and with Wolves looking to take the step up towards European football his name will certainly be whispered around the corridors of Molineux.

Sean Dyche

Does Sean Dyche have what’s needed to steer Wolves out of a relegation fight should they fall into one? Of course he does. He’s done it time and again with Burnley and knows the league inside out. This Wolves squad is quite different that what he had at Burnley though and it’s hard to see the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto and Raul Jimenez loving the ins-and-outs of good old British hoofball. He has the experience and the guile to guide Wolves up the table but will the suits and the fans appreciate the football?

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Julen Lopetegui

Sunny Seville or the Black Country? Tough decision. Former Spanish national team and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is still among the reckoning here despite reports that he’s already turned them down. But would the Molineux faithful take his brand of football? Since joining the Rojiblancos in the summer of 2019 the former Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano player had a win percentage of 53.25%. So that’s good but this season hasn’t gone well for Sevilla and he got the boot after another poor Champions League showing. 

Ruben Amorim

The question here is will the prospect of managing in the Premier League be enough of a draw for current Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorin? A fan of the 3-4-3 formation he’d want to play fast, attacking football and Wolves certainly have the players. He’ll have to sort out the defence first though. With a win percentage of 72.54% over his managerial career so far (Sporting, Braga and Braga B) he’d certainly be a popular pick with Wolves’ fans.

Sergio Conceicao

Porto’s title defence has taken a bit of a wobble after what had been a decent start to the campaign and Sergio Conceicao may well have his head turned thanks to the opportunity of taking over a Premier League club. Under Conceicao, Porto have become very difficult to break down and in their title winning season conceded just 11 league goals on home turf. Wolves have massive defensive problems and the former Inter, Lazio and Porto winger could be just the man to sort it out. 

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Ange Postecoglou

Another Premier League sacking, another Ange Postecoglou link to a Premier League job. The Celtic manager is much in demand but would he leave a good thing north of the border?

Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea, Spurs and Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas made a name for himself using high-pressure tactics to win the ball back up the field and attack the opposition. But since leaving Spurs back in December of 2013 his reputation has tarnished and while he did well at Zenit St Petersburg he didn’t exactly set the world alight with his stints at Shanghai SIPG and Marseille. He might get one more bite at the Premier League cherry but with a win rate of just 46.67% over his 60 games in charge of Marseille he’s going to be a bit of a long shot here. 

Mauricio Pochettino

Former Spurs, PSG and Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino would be pretty much welcome at any club across Europe. We’ve all seen the type of football that he likes his teams to play and given enough time he could surely get this Wolves team playing free-flowing, attacking football. And he’s had his fair share of scrapes in the Premier League thanks to his time with the Saints too. Is he waiting out for a bigger team to come knocking though?

Sam Allardyce

Big Sam Allardyce! Who better to call when you’re in a relegation battle? Maybe it’s a tad too early to say that Wolves are in a relegation battle though. However, they’re certainly in trouble and Sam’s been there, done that and has the tales to tell. He might have a job convincing the players to play his brand of football but he’d just drop them if they didn’t. If it comes down to a battle for survival then he might be one of the better options. Was last seen across the Black Country at West Brom which won’t impress the fanbase either…

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