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Daniel Podence is a big fan of reported Wolves managerial target Pedro Martins

The search for a new manager is on for Wolves following the decision to sack Bruno Lage.

Officials yesterday decided to remove the 46-year-old from his position as head coach, after the 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Saturday.

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Lage had supposedly already lost the dressing room heading into the new season, and he was unable to turn things around following heavy backing in the transfer market by Fosun.

So far this term, Wolves have won just one game and scored three goals in the Premier League.

It has been a really poor start, and there was no real argument for Lage keeping his job after the latest defeat.

The hunt for a replacement is now on, and many names are being linked already.

One individual who is seemingly one of the early favourites is Pedro Martins, the former manager of Olympiacos.

Martins left the Greek giants earlier this year and is currently unattached.

Martins spent four years at the club and enjoyed success in the form of three league titles and one Greek Football Cup.

He was also named Super League Greece Manager of the Year for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

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Should he be the man Wolves go for, then it will see him reunite with two current Wolves players – Daniel Podence and Jose Sa.

Podence is on the record as having spoken quite highly of Martins.

He said (via O Jogo): “What makes him special is the way he leads. The relationship with the players, the fact that he knows and understands everything that happens to them, but also the intelligence with which he prepares the games. He is a humble man, simple and easily accessible.

Jose Sa added: “He has good leadership and is a coach who likes to have good relations with his players. I think this has helped him a lot to win three championships in a row.”

£17 million star Podence also insisted that Martins was ‘ready’ to manage in the English top-flight.

“Of course he is ready. Although Olympiacos is as big a club as most Premier League clubs,” he added. “The quality here will not be a problem for him and will have good results.

Pedro Martins won’t be everyone’s top choice, but he could be a decent addition for Wolves following Podence and Sa comments

Martins was successful at Olympiacos. Three league titles is an impressive feat.

But they are the biggest club in Greece and it is expected of them to win the title each year.

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Prior to his spell with them, he managed Vitoria Guimaraes for just shy of two years and before that, a string of small Portuguese clubs.

Wolves in the Premier League would be by far and away the biggest job of his career.

It would perhaps be a risk to go with him, and Wolves must ensure they assess their options thoroughly. Martins is obviously a free agent at the moment, and Wolves shouldn’t just be after him because it’d be easier than prising someone away from another club.

But it is interesting to note that both Sa and Podence comment on his strong player relations skills.

Following some new claims about Lage, he could make for a decent appointment.