A new name has emerged in Wolves’ hunt for a new manager, with Peter Bosz having reportedly been interviewed by the club.
The Telegraph reported last night that the Dutchman is now under consideration to succeed Bruno Lage.
Bosz was sacked earlier this month by Lyon for a string of poor results.
He had been in charge there for a similar amount of time as Lage was at the helm at Molineux.
Bosz reportedly impressed Wolves officials during talks, and now it remains to be seen if he will be offered the job. Supposedly, there are a few other candidates still in the frame, such as Michael Beale and Nuno Espirito Santo.
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Bosz made his name at Ajax a few years ago, taking a young side to the Europa League final against Manchester United.
He would lose that game, but his stock rose considerably. Just a couple of weeks later, he became the head coach at Borussia Dortmund.
Ahead of the 2017/18 season, the Bundesliga’s official website ran a feature on Bosz, comparing him to Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
They said: “Bosz’s style of play combines a mixture of those advocated by two of the Bundesliga’s most successful coaches of recent times. On the one hand, the style of football once used by Jürgen Klopp at Borussia sits well with Bosz. He enjoys quick, attacking football and the use of the famous Gegenpressing.
“His style also resembles that of former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola. Bosz likes his teams to keep possession using a quick-passing style. At Barcelona, Pep had a rule that a player should not be in possession of the ball for longer than three seconds. At Ajax, Bosz stated, ‘Barcelona had the three-second rule. We’re not Barcelona, so I’ve introduced the two-second rule’.”
There were hopes that Bosz would be able to take Dortmund closer to Bayern Munich.
But the move just didn’t work out. He was sacked just before Christmas.
After a better stint at Bayer Leverkusen, Bosz’s time at Lyon was then underwhelming.
A mixed bag for Peter Bosz, any appointment by Wolves would be very intriguing
It would be fascinating if Wolves ultimately plumped for Bosz.
There is no doubt it would be a risky move.
But he did really well at Ajax, and in the Bundesliga’s feature, it mentions how he has a clear philosophy for youth development. There is a big emphasis at Molineux on bringing through talented young players, and that may be part of his appeal.
The fact he enjoys quick, attacking football is encouraging.
Looking at his managerial record, wherever he has gone his team have generally managed to average around two goals per game under his guidance.
Goalscoring has obviously been a big issue for some time for Wolves.
Bosz would be a big risk. But perhaps he might just be a good match for these players.