According to the Telegraph’s John Percy, Svensson and Julen Lopetegui are the two current frontrunners for the job, after the 2-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday brought an end to Bruno Lage’s tenure.
The 43-year-old has gathered a lot of praise for his work in Germany in recent seasons, leading Mainz to an eighth-placed finish in the Bundesliga last term, while Die Nullfünfer currently sit 12th after eight games this season.
Svensson could be following in the footsteps of Klopp, who also started his career with Mainz before moving on to Borussia Dortmund and subsequently Liverpool, where he has been handed the freedom of the city after leading the Reds to Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League wins during his time on Merseyside.
In fact, Svensson is currently outperforming Klopp when you compare their two spells at Mainz, as the German boss averaged 1.51 points per game during his time at the MEWA Arena, whereas the Wolves target is currently averaging 1.52.
That is also better than the 1.29 points per game averaged by Lage at Wolves, which suggests that Svensson could be an upgrade in the dugout at Molineux.
Klopp was very complimentary of the job Svensson has done at Mainz, as when he took over they were bottom of the Bundesliga with just one win to their name, which is a similar situation to the one Wolves currently find themselves in. That certainly suggests that he’s renowned for digging sides out of a hole and thus, would be the ideal fit for the Midlands outfit.
The German boss said: “I only saw him as a player for a year. As a guy, he was a grenade even then. As a coach, he’s a great, great talent and has done an outstanding job so far.
“And he has a heart for Mainz 05, that’s important. He brings the right mood to the club again. I’m very optimistic that things are going in the right direction with him now.”
Therefore, it seems as if Svensson could be the perfect man to turn things around at Wolves right now and given time, he could also go on to replicate Klopp’s impressive career in England.