Wolves‘ search for a new manager has seen them interview former player Rob Edwards after his recent exit from Watford but the young coach could be well out of his depth at Molineux.
The Old Gold have been without a manager since Bruno Lage was sacked following a 2-0 defeat against West Ham, with interim managers James Collins and Steve Davis overseeing a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend.
Telegraph journalist John Percy revealed that the 39-year-old has already been interviewed, with his standing still high after leading Forest Green to the League Two title last season.
He said: “Wolves interviewed former player and ex-Watford manager Rob Edwards today [12/10/22]. 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 very high.”
While Edwards is undoubtedly a good coach and deserves a lot of plaudits for his work with Forest Green last season, that was his first full campaign in the Football League, so he doesn’t possess much experience.
The Watford job is a poisoned chalice but he struggled to get results from what is undoubtedly one of the best squads in the Championship, winning just three of his 11 games in charge of the Hornets.
Worryingly, Edwards has absolutely no experience in the Premier League and there is little to suggest that he is the right man to fix Wolves’ current situation.
They surely need a more seasoned manager if they are going to avoid relegation this season, after a truly awful start which has left them in the relegation places with just three goals to their name.
To go from managing League Two players to Premier League players and internationals in less than a year would represent a significant jump for Edwards and he may well be out of his depth at Molineux, so Fosun should go with a more experienced option for the time being.
After all, the Midlands outfit are a side with big ambitions and should they stay up, will be dreaming of a European spot once again. Having a manager used to those expectations would be of use.