Wolves moving for Bo Svensson appears unlikely, with the Dane having apparently stated he sees his future in Mainz.
The manager of the Bundesliga club has been mentioned as a potential option for Wanderers.
He was first mentioned in an article from The Telegraph a couple of days after Bruno Lage had been sacked.
It all went quiet, with Lopetegui then emerging as the top choice for Wanderers.
But the Spaniard has now turned down the opportunity to come to Molineux due to his father’s ill health.
He wants to be with his family right now, which is completelu understandable.
Jeff Shi and the other Wolves board members are working overtime to try and get somebody in to turn things around.
Wolves have started the season really badly, winning just one of their nine Premier League games and scoring three goals.
Svensson was again linked with the vacancy yesterday morning.
But it doesn’t appear that he particularly wants the gig, with Sport Bild suggesting that Mainz fans don’t need to worry, because he declared last week that he sees his future in Mainz.
Svensson has been in his current role since January 2021, helping to steer the club to safety in the Bundesliga that season, and then guiding the club to eighth last term.
Bo Svensson would have been a real risky appointment anyway
While Svensson is clearly a talented coach, Wolves appointing him would have been risky.
He has not been in the managerial game for very long, and taking the job at Molineux would have been a very big role indeed.
Perhaps he himself feels that it would be too soon to make such a move.
He’s done really well with Mainz so far, and perhaps his next job ought to be with a bigger club in the Bundesliga.