Wolves have placed Oscar Garcia and Paulo Sousa on their shortlist to replace head coach Paul Lambert according to a report from Page 57 of The Sun on Sunday.
While Lambert was only appointed as the manager of Wolves back in November, it is reported that the club will sack him in the summer as he didn’t turn them around as many expected. The Black County side are still fearing getting involved in a relegation battle despite there being big expectations that they would be fighting to be promoted after their big money takeover by Fosun International.
And now Wolves are eyeing Lambert’s replacement and have been advised to go for a big name from overseas, much like when they appointed Walter Zenga last summer. And the two men that have been placed on the shortlist are Oscar Garcia and Paulo Sousa.
The two men have big reputations overseas but crucially have experience of managing in the EFL, something that Zenga did not have. Garcia is currently the head coach of Red Bull Salzburg but was successful when he was at Brighton and Hove Albion, guiding them to the play-offs. He would then resign after their defeat in the play-offs. He also was the manager of Watford for a short time but was forced to step down due to health issues.
Sousa is currently the head coach of Fiorentina, but also has plenty of experience in the EFL. He was once the manager of Swansea City, guiding them to their highest ever league position before taking the job at Leicester City, where he would be sacked after just three months in charge.