Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Paul Lambert is considering his future at the club, according to The Telegraph. The Scot wishes to sign a core of British players to his squad, but ‘super-agent’ Jorge Mendes is planning to recruit a series of foreign names into the squad.
As was the case last summer following the club takeover, Mendes became much more involved at the club, under then head coach Walter Zenga. A huge squad was then assembled as Wolves, and Zenga soon found himself out of work due to bad results. Lambert wants the ultimate say over transfers and may consider leaving if he isn’t given more control.
The likes of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who impressed on loan at Bristol City, and also Leicester’s Tom Lawrence, another who shone in the Championship on loan with Ipswich Town over this past season, are transfer targets of the former Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers manager. Grant Hanley of Newcastle is another name he is keen on. However it is believed that Mendes will be given complete control over the recruitment this summer, which appears to be a deal breaker for Lambert. At previous club Blackburn, Lambert also walked away at the end of the season after failing to receive certain assurances.
Should he move on then it would mean Wolves are looking for their third head coach in the space of a year. He inherited a very large squad and has always said that it needs drastically reducing, plus adding his own stamp on proceedings too. With news that Mendes is set to handle all deals, it means Lambert would be without his own players, meaning he is highly likely to be moving on.