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Wolves next manager latest: Wanderers eyeing Eusebio Di Francesco

Wolves are reportedly now considering Eusebio Di Francesco to be their next manager.

90min have claimed this morning that Wanderers are looking at the Italian as a potential successor to Bruno Lage.

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The outlet reports club officials are giving serious consideration to appointing the 53-year-old, who last managed Hellas Verona in Serie A.

Di Francesco does have a fairly impressive CV. He previously took Sassuolo up from Serie B into the top-flight and then into Europe.

He then moved on to AS Roma, whom he steered to a third-place finish in the 2017/18 season.

His latest gig at Hellas Verona was a disaster though, with the board sacking him after he lost his first three league games.

Di Francesco has previously stated that he would like to work in England, telling WhoScored in an exclusive interview back in 2016: “I would love to try and gain more experience abroad rather than just in Italy first.

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“In terms of the footballing ideals I would say Spain; England would be exciting, but for the context I would also like to work in the German league.”

90min say that Di Francesco is still hugely keen to come to England.

They also say that talks have actually taken place between Wolves and Di Francesco.

But Wanderers may face competition – apparently Bournemouth are also showing interest. They have still not replaced Scott Parker, who was sacked over a month ago.

Eusebio Di Francesco would be a big risk for Wolves

This is a big claim from 90min and one that is slightly concerning.

Di Francesco admittedly did a great job at Sassuolo. But that was quite a few years ago now, and the Italian’s sacking by Hellas Verona was his fourth in four seasons.

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There are seemingly more suitable candidates out there, ones with a bit more pedigree.

Ruben Amorim appears to be out of the running now. But Julen Lopetegui remains an option, and the Spaniard probably ought to be Wolves’ priority.