Conor Coady reportedly didn’t even have a straight conversation with Bruno Lage about his future at Wolves, before leaving to join Everton on loan.
The defender was a shock exit from Molineux this summer.
While it had been anticipated that his game time could decrease with Wolves changing systems, few expected him to actually depart the club.
But that is what happened, with Coady looking to play regular football in the run up to the World Cup.
He has indeed been a regular starter at Goodison Park under Frank Lampard, ironically playing mostly in back four too.
Wolves agreed such a low option to buy with the Toffees out of respect for all the player has achieved at the club.
Coady’s exit from Wolves happened quite quickly in the end.
There were reports of interest from West Ham United initially. But days after sitting on the bench for Wolves’ opening game against Leeds United, he moved to Goodison Park on loan.
And now, Sky reporter and Wolves fan Johnny Phillips has reported on the ins and outs of the 29-year-old’s departure.
According to him in the Express & Star, Coady didn’t actually even have a straight conversation with Lage about his immediate future at the club.
Supposedly, that was because communication had completely broken down between the pair.
Things must have been frosty between Coady and Lage before star’s Wolves exit
This is an interesting claim from someone who is well connected at Wolves.
Clearly all wasn’t well between Coady and Lage before the 29-year-old left.
He adds that the former manager had ‘alienated’ Coady during pre-season, and that he had cut a disengaged figure in Spain.
Given all he achieved at Wolves, it really is a shame that his exit was seemingly a bit messy.
He is technically still a Wolves player, but that option to buy clause will almost certainly be exercised.