Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ attempts to find a new manager have been nothing short of a disaster in recent weeks and the club have now been forced to put their faith in Steve Davis as their interim boss for the foreseeable.
It first seemed as if the Old Gold would bring in Spanish manager Julen Lopetegui following his departure from Sevilla, only for the former Real Madrid boss to turn the opportunity down to the ill health of his father.
A number of other managerial options were touted before the club decided to put their faith in Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale after an impressive start to his managerial career which has the Hoops top of the Championship.
However, he would turn down a move to Molineux yesterday in what was another huge setback for Wolves, as it has now been nearly three weeks since Bruno Lage was sacked.
With the club in the relegation zone in the Premier League, ahead of a potential six-pointer against Leicester City on Sunday, it was imperative that they brought in a new number one in order to turn their fortunes around.
Strangely, it seems as if the Wolves board have grown tired of rejection, as it was confirmed late on Thursday that the club would be postponing their search for a new manager until 2023.
Express and Star journalist Liam Keen confirmed the news on Twitter, writing:
“Steve Davis will remain in charge of Wolves until the New Year. He will be assisted by James Collins and Tony Roberts, while the club are looking to add to the backroom staff.”
Davis’ tenure so far has seen Wolves pick up one win against Nottingham Forest, with disappointing defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace leaving the Old Gold just three points off the basement in the top flight.
The 57-year-old has a thankless task, as the Old Gold continue to struggle in front of goal, with just five goals in their 11 Premier League fixtures so far this season, which is unsurprisingly the fewest in the top flight.
While the former Crewe Alexandra boss might be able to provide a small bounce, the club arguably need a more experienced manager at the helm if they are going to get out of the messy situation they find themselves in, so it could prove to be a disastrous decision by Fosun – maybe their worst yet – to postpone their search for a new head coach.