The hint concerns Corinthians manager Vitor Pereira, who Nicola has revealed is set to leave the Brazilian club at the end of the season, saying: “An important source of mine at Corinthians assured me that Vitor Pereira has already informed the president, Duilio Monteiro Alves, the football coordinator, Alessandro Nunes, and director of football, Roberto de Andrade, that he is not staying for the next season. He has a number of reasons that justify his decision.”
Pereira was linked with the vacant role at Wolves not long after Bruno Lage was sacked from the post, and this update on his future might tempt Fosun into acting sooner rather than later.
With the Midlands club confirming that Steve Davis will remain in charge until the start of next year, it gives Jeff Shi time to bring in the ideal candidate, and Pereira should be high on the list.
The 54-year-old has won four league titles during his managerial career, and this winning mentality could do the Wolves squad the world of good. They have won just twice in the Premier League all season, and having a multiple title-winning manager leading them might inject some confidence.
With Wolves’ goalscoring woes arguably their biggest weakness at the moment, Pereira might be able to get the Old Gold back amongst the goals.
Referring back to his stint at Porto, in which they scored a total of 139 league goals during his two seasons in charge, this could well be another key aspect that Fosun may consider when appointing a permanent successor to Lage.
Pereira’s experience is certainly impressive, and with the news that he is looking likely to leave his post in Brazil, Wolves must now act to bring him to Molineux in the not-too-distant future.