It has been nearly four weeks since Wolverhampton Wanderers sacked Bruno Lage and the Old Gold are still searching for a new manager to take the helm at Molineux.
The Midlands club find themselves in 19th place in the Premier League with just five goals to their name, with interim manager Steve Davis so far unable to deliver the ‘new manager bounce’ we so often see in football.
Wolves have certainly had their targets to replace Lage, with both Julen Lopetegui and Michael Beale turning down the opportunity to join the club, with the second rejection by the Queens Park Rangers boss encouraging the Old Gold to put their faith in Davis until 2023.
It was confirmed that the 57-year-old would remain at Molineux until after the World Cup following a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest but it seems as if last week’s embarrassing 4-0 home defeat against Leicester City has forced the board to look elsewhere.
Express and Star journalist Liam Keen confirmed on Twitter that:
“Wolves could yet appoint a new head coach before 2023. The club is prepared to go back on their announcement that Steve Davis is in charge until then, if they can find the right candidate.”
Considering that Wolves have shown little signs of improvement under Davis, managing one win and three losses in four games, with nine goals conceded and just two scored, it is the right decision that the club look for a more experienced option as soon as possible.
There is little doubt that the Old Gold are in a relegation battle this season and with other sides around them showing they are capable of picking up points, with Nottingham Forest beating Liverpool last weekend, sticking with Davis could soon see Wolves be cut adrift.
Therefore, appointing a new manager who could get Wolves out of this rut and get them playing to their full potential must be a priority for Fosun, as it might just save their season and prevent relegation back to the Championship.