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Wolves next manager latest: Sergio Conceicao would be tough deal to do

Wolves’ search for a new manager is in full swing – but any move for Sergio Conceicao is unlikely.

According to The Athletic, the FC Porto boss has been a potential option for Wanderers.

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But it is thought that any deal to bring him to Molineux would be ‘tough to do’.

Supposedly, Conceicao has a ‘hefty’ release clause, and Porto would fight tooth and nail to keep him.

That is no surprise, because he has done a terrific job since taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo back in June 2017.

The 47-year-old has enjoyed real dominance with the club, winning the league title three times during his time in charge so far.

Last season, Porto romped home, winning 29 of their 34 league games and scoring 86 goals in the process.

They very nearly went the whole campaign unbeaten, but slipped up against SC Braga in their 31st game.

Conceicao has also delivered two Taca de Portugal, and has won the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira three times.

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It has been a wonderful stint from Conceicao, and it is little surprise that his name has been linked with Wolves since the departure of Bruno Lage. He is also another individual from the Jorge Mendes stable.

But it looks as though the situation here is a bit similar to Ruben Amorim.

Wolves like Amorim, but would be very expensive to prise away from Sporting CP. The 37-year-old has also indicated he is happy where he is right now.

Sergio Conceicao would have potentially made a good replacement for Bruno Lage

Conceicao is a talented coach, and has helped Porto to dominate domestically over the past few years.

He has been named the Primeira Liga Best Coach three times, and has also had success in France, helping Nantes to an impressive seventh-placed finish in 2016/17. During that season, he got linked to Leicester City, but would join Porto in the summer.

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It looks as though there’s no real prospect at this stage of Conceicao pitching up at Molineux.

But there need not be any dismay about that if Wolves can land someone like Julen Lopetegui.