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Wolves next manager latest: Andre Villas-Boas in no rush to take job

Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly in no rush to take the Wolves manager’s job.

The Athletic have reported this morning that the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur head coach is quite content as a free agent at the moment.

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Villas-Boas has been unattached since leaving Marseille last year.

The 44-year-old had just under two years in charge of the French outfit, and his departure from the club was a little messy.

Villas-Boas offered his resignation in February 2021 due to taking issue with the club’s recruitment policy. Marseille then announced his suspension with immediate effect.

Despite having been out of the game since then, Villas-Boas supposedly isn’t itching to get back into it.

He has been talked about as a possible option for Wolves, perhaps unsurprisingly.

Given he is Portuguese and currently a free agent, he was bound to get mentioned at some stage.

But The Athletic are reporting he’s not in any rush to return to coaching.

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That doesn’t necessarily rule him out completely. But it does suggest that Wolves will need to look elsewhere, as time is of the essence now.

Wolves have been stung by their number one target Julen Lopetegui declining the job.

The Spaniard is keen to spend time with family and be with his father, who is unwell at the moment.

It was reported yesterday evening by The Telegraph that the club interviewed former player Rob Edwards.

Pedro Martins has also been strongly linked, but claims of interest in him have been rubbished.

Andre Villas-Boas would be a good appointment by Wolves

Although lots now want Wolves to go in a different direction to another Portuguese manager, Villas-Boas would be a decent appointment by the club.

He has Premier League experience having worked at Chelsea and Tottenham.

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He has also won a number of trophies throughout his career, including league titles with FC Porto and Zenit Saint Petersburg. He also won the Europa League back in 2011 with the former.

But it doesn’t seem he’s particularly ready to jump back in, which is a shame.