Wolves legend Steve Bull said at the weekend that he would like to see the club move for Mauricio Pochettino.
Wanderers remain without a manager following the decision to sack Bruno Lage on October 2.
Steve Davis and James Collins are in interim charge of the first-team, and were in the dugout on Saturday against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Most of the talk right now is about Julen Lopetegui.
He is Wolves’ top choice to replace Lage, but a deal is not thought to be imminent.
The Spaniard is taking time to be with his family after leaving Sevilla, and his father is said to be unwell at the moment.
But is has been reported that Jeff Shi is currently in Spain to try and finalise a deal for the 56-year-old to come and manage at Molineux.
Prior to the game with Chelsea, Molineux legend Bull gave his thoughts about the manager situation at Wolves.
He didn’t mention Lopetegui in his latest Express & Star column. But he did name Pochettino as someone he’d like to see at Wolves if the club wanted to push the boat out.
The club’s all-time top goalscorer said: “I don’t think it’s a hard job for the next manager, it is a great opportunity at a big club in the best league.
“It also won’t be easy because we’re in the bottom three, but it’s a great job for any manager.
“If Wolves wanted to push the boat out I’d like to see Mauricio Pochettino come in because he’d do a fantastic job, but we have to wait and see who comes in.”
Mauricio Pochettino to Wolves would be amazing, but it’s never felt remotely likely
It is somewhat surprising that Pochettino hasn’t really been linked with the Wolves job since Lage got sacked.
He is currently unattached after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in July.
It didn’t really go that well for him in France – even though he did win the league title only months ago.
But he did a fantastic job with Tottenham Hotspur before that, and of course he also did really well with Southampton in his first job in English football.
He’s got Premier League experience, and has managed some very talented players. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola previously said of the 50-year-old (via Guardian): “Every season we go through you have a lot of learning; I’m pretty sure he’s an excellent manager.
Potentially, he would be an amazing appointment by Wolves.
But the club seems to be set on appointing Lopetegui, and it doesn’t appear Wolves ever really had any interest in Pochettino, which is a bit of a shame.