Wolves could reportedly now press ahead with Steve Davis and James Collins until the season suspends for the World Cup.
The club have been stung today, with number one target Mick Beale turning the vacancy at Molineux down.
But just a short while later, there were reports that Beale had decided to remain at QPR.
Wolves had identified him as their new top target after being turned by Julen Lopetegui.
Wolves officials were said to have been impressed by Beale’s achievements during his short time at the Championship club so far.
Last night, he oversaw a 3-0 win over Cardiff City which sent the club top of the league.
Reports had indicated that Wolves were very hopeful of completing a deal.
But Beale has said the time is not right for him to move on, and Wanderers’ search for a new head coach continues.
And it could be some time yet before someone actually comes in. Daily Mail journalist Tom Collomosse has said this afternoon that there is potential for Wolves to keep Steve David and James Collins in position as caretaker managers until the World Cup.
He said on Twitter: “With Beale out of the picture, there’s now a definite possibility Wolves stay with the coaching team they have until the break for World Cup. At this stage, little desire to turn back to candidates they had already decided against.”
Manager situation at Wolves is a complete and utter mess
Wolves fans are very unhappy on social media in light of the Beale development.
The frustrations are completely understandable.
Wolves have made a complete hash of the situation. There should have been a contingency plan in place in case Bruno Lage needed to be sacked.
Arguably, the decision should have been taken before the last international break.
Yes, the Lopetegui situation was unfortunate.
But Wolves should have earmarked other candidates, and a replacement should have been named much sooner.