3. Paulo Fonseca
Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca gets a mention because the traders have to cover all the bases. Fonseca was most recently in charge of Roma but is leaving the Italian side following a disappointing campaign.
Known as someone capable of getting players to exceed expectations, Fonseca enjoyed a lot of success in Portugal and did very well in Ukraine, and although his spell in Italy hasn’t set the world on fire, he’s proven to be capable of leading a top side.
2. Vitor Pereira
Vitor Pereira is another Portuguese boss linked with the club. Pereira is looking for work after a three-year stint out in China with Shanghai SIPG but he’s got a decent CV and managed Porto, Olympiacos, and Fenerbache over the years.
Favouring the three-at-the-back style that Wolves are already familiar with, Pereira likes his side to press high and control possession, and that would make him a popular choice at Molineux.
1. Bruno Lage
Bruno Lage is currently the bookmaker’s favourite to be the next Wolves manager. He has been out of work since leaving Benfica last summer, so he’s straightforward hiring for any suitor, and given he’s a client of Jorge Mendes, it’s no surprise to see him linked with Wolves.
Lage does have experience of English football having been assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea. Famed for his transformation of Benfica in the 2018/19 season, Lage is another boss who enjoys an aggressive, high-tempo style of play, and his track record with young players only adds to his appeal.