Pedro Martin is on the verge of getting the Wolves job, according to reports in Portugal.
That’s the word from Noticias Ao Minuto, who claim that he is soon set to succeed Bruno Lage at Molineux.
Martins has come back into contention for Wolves following the rejection by Julen Lopetegui.
Lopetegui was Wolves’ top choice to replace Bruno Lage. But he won’t become the club’s next boss because he wants to be with his family. At the moment his father is not well, and so the timing just isn’t right to jump straight back into work.
It was claimed by Mais Futebol that advanced talks were in progress.
But it was then reported from various UK sources, including by Alex Crook of talkSPORT, that Wolves had no interest in Martins.
But now, the story is again being pushed by reports in Portugal.
Noticias Ao Minuto are backing up Mais Futebol’s initial claim.
Martins has been out of work since getting sacked by Olympiacos at the start of this season.
But he had a successful spell there, winning three league titles. He finished with a 64% win percentage.
Conflicting reports about Pedro Martins, as Wolves’ search for Bruno Lage’s successor continues
It is very interesting to see that UK outlets are dismissing links to Martins, while Portuguese publications are pushing them.
And not just pushing them, but suggesting that a deal is actually very close.
Hopefully Wolves’ search for a new manager will end early next week, so a new era can begin.
This limbo situation is surely not good for the players, who are currently under the guidance of Steve Davis and James Collins knowing training will soon be a lot different and that they will have to carry out new ideas.