There’s always a tweet.
Wolves are reportedly making an approach for QPR manager Michael Beale, who has become the club’s top choice to replace Bruno Lage.
Wanderers officials have decided the 42-year-old is the man they want to take over at Molineux, after being turned down recently by Julen Lopetegui.
Beale has only been at Loftus Road for a matter of months.
But he has made a big impression at the club, guiding them to sixth place in the Championship after 14 games so far.
Beale is set to manage the club against Cardiff City tonight.
But it is expected that Wolves will move to trigger his release clause. That clause is believed to be around £1 million, which is easily affordable for Wolves.
A lot of QPR fans are very unhappy this afternoon following the development.
But it looks as though the move will now go through.
Beale winding up at Molineux is fascinating. He is very inexperienced as an actual first-team manager. But by many accounts he is a very talented coach, and also speaks some Portuguese having had a stint as the assistant manager of Sao Paulo.
And it would seem Beale has actually tuned into the odd Wolves game in the past.
He’s actually tweeted a couple of times about the club in recent years. On 30 March 2018, he said after Wolves’ 2-1 Championship win over Middlesbrough: “Outstanding block from Conor Coady in the last seconds to secure the win for Wolves. It will be great to see him playing in the PL next season. So pleased for him.”
It would also appear he is a fan of Ruben Neves, writing on 19 January 2019 as Wolves beat Leicester City 4-3 in the Premier League: “Ruben Neves’ passing has been superb today. Taking over from Fabregas as the midfielder in the PL that looks for his forwards at every opportunity. Pepijn Lijnders has been telling me about him for 4-5yrs after working with him at Porto. He wasn’t wrong!! He is a top player!”
Michael Beale may like the idea of managing Ruben Neves at Wolves
So Beale branded Neves a top player a few years ago. And now he is being linked with the manager’s job at Molineux.
Of course, there would be no chance for him to work with Coady. He is on a season-long loan at Everton. There is no recall option on the defender, and it’s pretty much certain the Toffees will be buying him next year.
But Beale may like the idea of working with Neves. Clearly, he liked what he was seeing back in 2019.
Hopefully though, if it is Beale to come in for Wolves as expected now, he can get the forwards playing to their full potential.
That is the big issue right now at Molineux, and has been for some time.