After it was revealed that Espirito Santo would be stepping down from his position as Wolves’ manager following the end of the 2020/21 campaign, Crook had this to say on the names being linked with the job at Molineux.
He said: “I think this is going to be a real period of transition now for Wolves.
“I heard your discussion about Bruno Lage, I’m being told by my sources at Wolves that although he has met with the club, that happened on Monday and I think he’s met them previously as well, it’s by no means a done deal.
“And I was told by a very reliable source this morning they’ve actually started to make discreet inquiries around Frank Lampard, who, of course, is looking to return to the Premier League this summer, so we’ll watch that one with interest.”
During his final season at the Midlands club, Espirito Santo guided Wolves to 13th place in the Premier League table after winning 12 out of their 38 league games, drawing nine and losing 17 (per BBC Sport).
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments on the potential candidates to replace Espirito Santo at Wolves…
Given how prior to this season just gone, Espirito Santo managed to secure two consecutive 7th-place finishes in the Premier League, it seems likely that any manager that the club appoints will then have the task of getting Wolves back in and around the European places as soon as possible.
Who would you rather see manage Wolves?
In our view, in terms of Lampard, who is currently without a club, the fact that he managed to finish in fourth place during his first season in charge of Chelsea, as well as taking Derby County close to promotion from the Championship, this experience and knowledge of the Premier League would make him a good fit for Wolves.
That said, as a relative rookie, to take a chance on Lampard this early in his managerial career with those ambitions in mind could be considered a big risk.
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