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Wolves next manager latest: Michael Beale suggests he won't be Wolves' next manager, says he's happy at QPR

Wolves managerial target Michael Beale says he is happy at QPR at the moment, seemingly ruling himself out of the running to become the next manager at Molineux.

The 42-year-old emerged as a surprise name to potentially replace Bruno Lage at Molineux.

Wanderers are still searching for a replacement for the Portuguese after sacking him over two weeks ago now.

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Officials are conducting a thorough process, knowing that the appointment is absolutely crucial and could be the difference between punching right up the Premier League table and fighting in a relegation battle this season.

Many names have been linked with the job since Lage left.

Julen Lopetegui was thought to be the main choice. But the timing is not right for him given his father’s ill health.

Beale emerged as a potential option for Wolves, but the Express & Star’s report stated that an approach had not been made to QPR.

And Beale has actually now said that there still hasn’t been any contact from Wolves. And he also seemingly suggests he will not be leaving Loftus Road.

He said (via West London Sport): “I’ve been a bit surprised by the amount of noise.

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“There has been a bit of noise but I had a really honest face-to-face conversation with Les Ferdinand yesterday. The club’s not had contact. I’ve not had direct contact either.

“At the moment, it’s my first job, and I could not be happier with how things are going – with the owners, the staff, the players. I’m in a great place in my personal life with my family as well.

“The outside noise is not that important to me and the only thing I can draw from it is that as a football club we must be doing quite well. If anything, I can take confidence from it.

“My focus is here on the huge games this week for the club and getting back onto a positive light after a really disappointing day on Saturday.”

Michael Beale comments suggest he will not be replacing Bruno Lage as Wolves manager

These comments are fairly definitive from Beale.

It sounds very much as though he is full focused on QPR and the great work he is doing there.

It is absolutely understandable.

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He only became their manager in the summer, and it is his first role leading a club’s first-team.

Wolves must now remove him from their shortlist and decide between the likes of Nuno Espirito Santo and Peter Bosz.