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Report: It would now be a 'huge surprise' if 56-year-old became Wolves next manager
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Report: It would now be a 'huge surprise' if 56-year-old became Wolves next manager

Carlos Carvalhal has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Wolves but he would be a hugely surprising appointment.

The Athletic report that the 56-year-old is interested in the role and is a client of Jorge Mendes, who has huge sway at Molineux.

But it would be a shock if he even made the shortlist according to the report, with other options far more likely.

They say it suits the Portuguese’s reputation to be mentioned in connection with a Premier League job but he has slim hopes of getting it.

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Wolves likely to pursue Carvalhal alternatives

Bruno Lage spent time as Carvalhal’s assistant at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City, which also would give rise to suggestions that appointing him would not be much of a regime change.

There are probably higher profile options available and it is vitally important that Wolves get this appointment right given their predicament.

Fosun have set out a plan for consistent growth as a club; dropping into the Championship does not fit into that at all.

It remains to be seen whether they go with another Mendes man and keep going down that route or try something a little different.

Lage tried to shift from the three-man backline established at the club under Nuno Espirito Santo this season, but it did not pay off.

They are short on centre-backs and short on confidence, and it does not look like Carvalhal will be the man to take the hotseat.

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