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Wolves interview Rob Edwards, his appointment would be a massive gamble

Wolves’ search for a new manager took an interesting turn last night, with reports surfacing that Rob Edwards has been interviewed.

The Telegraph reported that the club had held preliminary talks with Wanderers.

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This, after the development that Julen Lopetegui will not become Wolves’ next manager due to personal reasons.

Former defender Edwards, who made 100 appearances for the club, is highly regarded behind the scenes at Molineux.

He has been out of work since getting sacked by Watford last month after just 10 league games.

But he did brilliant work at Forest Green Rovers, spending just shy of a year at the club and getting them promoted to League One for the first time in their history.

He left them with a win percentage of 45.28%.

Edwards is supposedly now in contention to become Wolves’ new manager.

But Alex Richards of the Mirror does report that he could potentially form part of a new-looking coach team. He may not necessarily become the outright new manager.

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The reaction to the links to Edwards has been fairly negative on the whole on social media.

It does feel as though Wolves didn’t really account for Lopetegui’s rejection and are now scrambling to get somebody in.

Without question, Wolves plumping for Edwards would be a major gamble.

Rob Edwards’ lack of experience and profile make him a real risk for Wolves

Edwards did tremendous work with Forest Green Rovers getting them promoted.

And his sacking Watford shouldn’t really be read into too much given the culture at Vicarage Road.

But Edwards would really be a huge risk by Wolves.

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He may have played for the club and be highly regarded. But that does not mean he’ll be able to turn things around.

Wolves have some qualities players and big characters.

One wonders how many would be completely happy to have someone like Edwards come in. His lack of profile might make things tough.