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Mick Beale shares how close he was to becoming Wolves manager

This time last week, Wolves had QPR manager Mick Beale on their list of potential replacements for Bruno Lage.

The club were keen on the 42-year-old, who has made a great start to the new season with the Championship side.

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By Wednesday night, reports were surfacing that Wolves had identified Beale as their top target, and that the club was going to make an approach.

That approach was then made the morning after QPR beat Cardiff City to go top of the Championship.

Wolves requested permission from QPR to speak to Beale.

But by midday, it was being reported that Beale had already turned down Wolves’ proposal.

It was a hammer blow for Wanderers, who were also recently turned down by Julen Lopetegui.

Beale has today been speaking on talkSPORT about Wolves’ interest in him, and has revealed that there was never really any chance of him making the move to Molineux.

He explained (via Birmingham Mail): “For myself and my family, it has been tiresome – not stressful because all of this comes with football – so I’m just delighted it has all settled down now and everyone is clear that my future is here at QPR.

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“No, not really (on potential to become Wolves manager), because I think the people close to me are really aware of what I want to achieve here at QPR and what I came here to set out and do.”

“It was tempting in terms of finances, it was tempting in terms of the Premier League. But I do believe that if you do well, those things will come both for coaches and players. But it’s important that you do well and you show you can do that over a consistent period. I hadn’t felt that I had done that yet, so overall, it was an easier decision than it may seem to people on the outside.

“I just didn’t feel it was the right time (to join Wolves). I’d invited a lot of players to come and join the club, and I had to sell the project to them. So it was important that I see that through.”

Mick Beale’s reasons for rejecting Wolves are completely understandable

It is clear that Beale simply felt that walking out on QPR so soon after joining would have been the wrong thing to do.

Ultimately, Beale is still very much in the infancy of his managerial career.

He’s in his first job as the main man, and he will learn a heck of a lot at QPR.

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It would have been too much of a risk for him, given how bad a state Wolves are in at the moment.

It is a huge job at Molineux, and Beale cannot be blamed for wanting to continue overseeing the project at QPR. They are flying at the moment, and he’ll surely hope to get the club promoted come the end of the season.