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Adama Traore could become a main man under Michael Beale as Wolves rumours gather pace

Michael Beale has emerged as Wolves’ top choice to replace Bruno Lage at Molineux.

It has been over two weeks since the club sacked the Portuguese, and there is still no permanent manager in place.

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Officials had wanted to appoint Julen Lopetegui.

But the Spaniard is not in a position to take the job due to his father’s ill health.

So Wolves have turned their attention to other options, including Nuno Espirito Santo and Peter Bosz.

But it looks as though Beale is the man they want to take the club forwards.

It would be a risky appointment no doubt, due to Beale’s lack of experience as a first-team manager.

But he’s coached for a long time, and many people have said good things about the way in which he works.

It will be very interesting to see how the players respond if he does indeed take the job.

In an interview with Sky Sports earlier this year, Beale told of players he was instantly drawn to.

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He said: “I like a lot of flexibility in the final third, I like people that can carry the ball and dribble.

“When I was looking at this squad I was looking at people like Ilias Chair, Chris Willock and Albert Adomah who can get bums off seats. I like a team that wants to have possession, that’s quite aggressive in the sense of wanting to go and score and then quite aggressive out of possession – not going to make a big tackle but in terms of pressing and wanting to win the ball back.”

From these comments, it is reasonable to assume that Adama Traore would be a player that is right up his street.

Adama Traore stands to become a key player for Wolves if Michael Beale takes job

Traore had a slow start to the season, and didn’t make one Premier League start under Lage.

Last term he also struggled for minutes under the Portuguese, who preferred more technical players like Daniel Podence and Francisco Trincao.

Beale says he was looking at the QPR players capable of getting ‘bums off seats’.

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Arguably, there is no greater example of a ‘bums off seats’ player than Traore, who is unplayable on his day with his pace, power and dribbling.

He has just started to come into some decent form since Lage’s sacking.

Perhaps Beale could bring him on further at Molineux.