Wolves parting with Bruno Lage isn’t the biggest shock in the world having overseen a lacklustre start to the campaign. The big question is who Jeff Shi will turn to next and we take a look at some of the more popular names on Betfred in this market…
It should come as no surprise that a Portuguese national is the early favourite as current Sporting gaffer Ruben Amorim is close to even money at 11/8. The 37 year-old has impressed mightily in his young career as they stormed to league glory last season and only tasted defeat once. That is a pretty darn good record and it isn’t as though Sporting were the dominant force domestically, they hadn’t won the league in 19 years!
A 2-0 victory over Spurs in the Champions League is another feather in his cap but is he willing to walk away from a good thing at the Jose Alvalade Stadium to fight it out for mid-table superiority with Wolves?
Pedro Martins is the third choice at 5/1 and one thing in the former Olympiacos manager’s favour is he’s currently unemployed. The Guardian are already reporting that he’s been sounded out about the position but any semi-successful Portuguese manager is going to be linked.
The name that is sandwiched between them is former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui who is reportedly on the verge of being sacked by Sevilla. On paper this looks like a win-win for both parties as the 56 year-old will be looking for a soft-landing should the axe be weld and he would be a big-name for Wolves who has managed at the very top tale, albeit with indifferent results.
If you think that Wolves are looking solely at fighting for survival then Sean Dyche is available at 9/1 and would surely be one of the safest choices. The former Burnley boss has a record of doing well on a budget but he would go into a squad bereft of attacking quality. If going out and signing an unfit Diego Costa is their idea of solving the lack of goals issue then the problems run deep at Molineux.
Chris Wilder was let go by Middlesbrough on Monday but could he be ready to step back up to the Premier League with Wolves? He had been heavily linked with the vacancy at Bournemouth as well. He’s 25/1 as is Mauricio Pochettino, the former looks like a bit of a better bet than the latter but you can check all the latest names and prices below.