Former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Dougie Freedman has tonight become the new favourite to becoming the next manager of the club (Bet Victor). Wolves are in search of a candidate to fill up the managerial vacancy after head coach Walter Zenga was dismissed earlier today.
The 42-year-old Scot has been out of work since he was sacked by Nottingham Forest in March. He managed over 50 games for the City Ground club, spending just over a year in the hot-seat. He has also been the manager of Crystal Palace and also Bolton Wanderers, where he enjoyed slightly lengthier spells in the dugout.
Freedman played his football at Molineux between 1997 and 1998, after a successful loan spell was made permanent. He ended his only season with the club as their top goalscorer, but was eventually sold on after the likes of the emerging Robbie Keane impressed enough to take his place in the starting eleven. Freedman would then move on to Nottingham Forest. The majority of the strikers’ career was spent at Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace.
Once Zenga’s sacking was confirmed, ex-Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva was installed as the early favourite. He spoke to the new Wolves owners in the summer over replacing Kenny Jackett, but Fosun International plumped for the former Italy goalkeeper with the job. He has since drifted in the market, and ex-England manager Sam Allardyce is an interesting name high up on the betting market as well. Other notable names are Tim Sherwood, Nigel Pearson and current caretaker Rob Edwards.