Ex-England manager Sam Allardyce cool on Wolves role

The Championship club are keen on replacing the sacked Walter Zenga with big Sam

Wolves would be interested in speaking to Sam Allardyce over their managerial vacancy but the former England boss is cool on the role. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Wolves would be interested in speaking to Sam Allardyce over their managerial vacancy but the former England boss is cool on the role. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

 

Wolves would be interested in speaking to Sam Allardyce over their managerial vacancy but the former England boss is cool on the role.

The 62-year-old is not looking to return to management until the New Year after his shock exit from the Football Association last month, it is understood.

Allardyce lasted just 67 days as Three Lions manager as he left after a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption having managed just one game, September’s last-minute 1-0 win in Slovakia.

The Telegraph released secretly-filmed footage of him making controversial remarks about a variety of subjects, including side work and circumventing Football Association regulations.

The FA’s internal investigation into Allardyce’s alleged conduct is on-going but does not prevent him from working, should a job arise.

While Wolves would be keen on Allardyce, it is understood that the club recognises it would be a long shot to tempt the former Sunderland and West Ham manager to Molineux.

Wolves are looking to replace Walter Zenga after sacking the former Italy international, who managed just 87 days in charge at Molineux, on Tuesday.

Nigel Pearson has been interviewed and Paul Lambert is among several contenders while Wolves have spoken to others in their search for a third manager since July.

Experience in the Sky Bet Championship is key in the hunt with Zenga having flopped after his surprise arrival.

He was appointed by new owners Fosun, less than 12 hours after Kenny Jackett left, at the end of July and won just six of his 17 games.

Wolves have lost four of their last five matches and are 18th in the Sky Bet Championship.

Rob Edwards will take charge of Saturday’s trip to Blackburn and the club are comfortable with the first-team coach in control until the international break next month.

The 33-year-old could put himself in contention for the job if he impresses during his caretaker spell.

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