Wolves are reportedly considering make a play for QPR manager Michael Beale.
The club are still searching for a successor to Bruno Lage at Molineux.
The Portuguese was sacked two weeks ago and Wanderers are still without a permanent head coach, with Steve Davis and James Collins in interim charge.
Julen Lopetegui was the club’s top choice, but the Spaniard turned the opportunity down due in order to focus on his family.
There has been a lot of talk in the past couple of days about a potential return to the club for Nuno Espirito Santo.
But there is now a new name in the frame, with the Express & Star reporting Beale is of interest to Wanderers officials.
No contact has yet been made. He is merely being considered at this stage.
The publication say Wolves are expected to make a decision in the next few days. David and Collins will remain in interim charge for the next game against Crystal Palace.
Beale is new to the managerial scene, getting the job at QPR in June having previously been assistant manager at Sao Paulo.
“He has also worked as manager of the Liverpool U23s, as well as alongside Steven Gerrard at Rangers and Aston Villa
Gerrard has previously hailed Beale’s, commitment on the training field, saying (Daily Record): “What I’ll never do is try to do someone else’s job when they are better than me at doing it. A lot of people won’t have a clue what Michael Beale does on the training pitch, but what he does is really quite special.”
TalkSPORT reporter Alex Crook has also reported there is interest from Wolves in Beale. He adds that the club is ‘still weighing up options, but appointment from outside Mendes stable now looking likely’.
Michael Beale would be an enormous risk by Wolves
Beale has done a brilliant job at Loftus Road so far, but this would be a major risk by Wolves.
Wanderers may have won at the weekend against Nottingham Forest, but the club remains in an extremely precarious position.
Beale is very inexperienced and the job he’d be taking is huge.
Wolves undoubtedly need someone with a big profile to ensure there will be no need to worry about any relegation battles this season.