A report by the Athletic has outlined the attributes Fosun want in the next Wolves manager.

They claim that the Old Gold are looking to appoint a progressive coach, who plays attacking football.

On top of those two things, the new man needs to be able to blood young players into the first team.

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Wolves tried to switch to a more attacking style last season under Nuno Espirito Santo but it wasn’t a resounding success.

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He achieved great success at Wolves but it was largely using a disciplined, counter-attacking style.

But there’s clearly a feeling within the club that a change of style is needed and a more front foot manager is required to deliver it.

Bringing through young players such as Dion Sanderson would also be an effective way to boost the size of the squad without spending a fortune in the transfer market.

 

Nuno preferred to operate with a small squad but that didn’t work so well last season. The new man might want a bigger pool of players.

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Bruno Lage is the front-runner and talks have taken place but the Telegraph report that new deal has been done yet.

The Athletic claim Wolves want to announce their new man within two to three weeks so there’s clearly no rush.

Lage brought through youngsters like Joao Felix in his previous job at Benfica, en route to winning the Portuguese title in 2019.

But Wolves are conducting a wide and thorough interview process to find the best man for the job, who fits all three of Fosun’s criteria.

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