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Vitor Pereira has informed Corinthians he'll be leaving, amid talk of potential Wolves move

Vitor Pereira has reportedly informed officials at Corinthians that he will be leaving the club, amid speculation he could head to Wolves.

That is according to journalist Jorge Nicola, who provided information about the Portuguese coach via his YouTube channel.

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The 54-year-old’s contract with the Brazilian giants expires at the end of the calendar year.

Nicola said: “An important source of mine at Corinthians assured me that Vitor Pereira has already informed the president, Duilio Monteiro Alves, the football coordinator, Alessandro Nunes, and director of football, Roberto de Andrade, that he is not staying for the next season.

“He has a number of reasons that justify his decision.”

The Brazilian season actually ends just before the upcoming World Cup. His exit is likely to confirmed before the tournament.

Pereira has been with the club since February of this year. Fifth-placed Corinthians are currently 17 points behind league leaders Palmeiras.

Prior to managing them, he had spells with the likes of Fenerbahce, Shanghai SIPG, 1860 Munich and Olympiacos.

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Pereira first became linked with Wolves shortly after Bruno Lage was sacked, but was never really seen as a realistic option.

Earlier this week, Band host Neto suggested he could perhaps make a move to the Premier League in the form of Wolves and Aston Villa, who have since appointed Unai Emery.

Pereira was actually also briefly linked with Wolves while Nuno Espirito Santo’s future was up in the air.

Wanderers said last week that they would be sticking with Steve Davis in charge until 2023, a decision that has concerned many supporters.

Vitor Pereira to Wolves could have legs given contract situation and Davis decision

So it looks as though Pereira is set to depart Corinthians after just under a year in charge.

His name is worth keeping an eye out for.

It might be that Wolves see Pereira as a genuine option given his contract is expiring at the end of the year.

Since they have decided to leave Davis in interim charge, the timings work out well.

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But few Wolves fans are likely to get behind a potential move for Pereira.

He’s actually a four-time league title winner (two with FC Porto, one with Oympiacos and one with Shanghai), but he’s never worked in a top five league in Europe before and so he could be a big risk.